Business

State Supreme Court Ruling Derails School Choice in Washington | Don Brunell

On Sept. 4, the State Supreme Court derailed Washington’s nascent charter school movement when it ruled that charter school Initiative 1240 is unconstitutional.

Mining contaminated waters | Don Brunell

The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn uncontaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.

Mining contaminated waters | Don Brunell

The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn uncontaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.

  • Aug 28, 2015

Bob Morton represented his people unconditionally | Don C. Brunell

Imagine rolling into Olympia in your travel trailer each year for the start of the legislative session knowing your district has the highest unemployment in the state and the lowest average annual wage.

Arctic exploration is not new, just different – and safer | Don Brunell

Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks – made from petroleum products – into the Seattle harbor in an attempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic. Then activists in Portland suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge – using all sorts of equipment and supplies made from petroleum products – in an effort to stop Shell’s ice breaker from leaving a local shipyard.

Arctic exploration is not new, just different – and safer | Don Brunell

Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks – made from petroleum products – into the Seattle harbor in an at tempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic. Then activists in Portland suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge – using all sorts of equipment and supplies made from petroleum products – in an effort to stop Shell’s ice breaker from leaving a local shipyard.

Inmate college scholarships shine light on mounting student debt | Don Brunell

The Obama Administration announced it will begin providing Pell grants to federal prisoners, effectively overturning a 1994 ban on the practice. While overturning the ban requires Congressional action, the administration is circumventing Congress by designating the plan a “pilot program.”

  • Aug 1, 2015

Inmate college scholarships shine light on mounting student debt | Don Brunell

The Obama Administration announced it will begin providing Pell grants to federal prisoners, effectively overturning a 1994 ban on the practice. While overturning the ban requires Congressional action, the administration is circumventing Congress by designating the plan a “pilot program.”

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… And it’s a full closure of the I-90 floating bridge | South King County Transportation

The Blue Angels are in town and many of you have already seen them in fantastic formations as they practice for this weekend’s Seafair Air Show. But any time they fly above Lake Washington, we need to close the I-90 floating bridge to ensure the safety of the public and pilots – and that causes frustrating formations on the road. So keep in mind, there will be three more I-90 closurestomorrow through Sunday. Several ramps will also be closed.

  • Aug 1, 2015

State ports losing ground | Don Brunell

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott (D) was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s west coast ports are “eating our lunch!”

Chinese wine may appear on store shelves | Don C. Brunell

There was a time when wine connoisseurs looked with distain on wines produced in the United States.

Startup in a day with the Small Business Association

Starting a business can be overwhelming. You have to set up a legal structure, find office space, and apply for multiple licenses and permits, before you can even open your doors to customers. The process should not be tedious or time-consuming. That’s why the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to join the White House in announcing the launch of our Startup in a Day initiative, in alliance with the National League of Cities.

  • Jul 10, 2015

Startup in a day with the Small Business Association

Starting a business can be overwhelming. You have to set up a legal structure, find office space, and apply for multiple licenses and permits, before you can even open your doors to customers. The process should not be tedious or time-consuming. That’s why the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to join the White House in announcing the launch of our Startup in a Day initiative, in alliance with the National League of Cities.

When forests become the “big polluters” | Don Brunell

We associate air pollution with big cities, but millions of people are feeling the impacts of pollution from wildfires burning from California to Alaska and as far east as Colorado. It is one of the worst years on record for forest fires and we will spend billions to fight the fires and protect people, homes and businesses.

  • Jul 10, 2015

When forests become the “big polluters” | Don Brunell

We associate air pollution with big cities, but millions of people are feeling the impacts of pollution from wildfires burning from California to Alaska and as far east as Colorado. It is one of the worst years on record for forest fires and we will spend billions to fight the fires and protect people, homes and businesses.

Commencement Bank makes stock announcement

Commencement Bank, which maintains a presence in downtown Enumclaw, announced that the company’s common stock began trading on the OTCQX Best marketplace under the ticker symbol “CBWA.”

  • Jul 6, 2015

Del’s will soon disappear; in it’s place will be Tractor Supply

Big changes are coming to a highly-visible, Griffin Avenue location in downtown Enumclaw. The existing Del’s Feed and Farm Supply will be torn down and a new building will rise in its place, operating as a Tractor Supply Co. store. Tractor Supply owns the Del’s locations.

  • Jul 6, 2015

WSU President Elson Floyd a hard act to follow | Don Brunell

Elson Floyd leaves big shoes to fill at Washington State University.

Careful about imposing a state income tax | Don Brunell

Connecticut is in a deep financial pickle and is in danger of seeing a mass exodus of businesses looking for states where taxes are lower and private sector employers are welcome.

Pharmacy specializes in custom orders | New Businesses

Pharmacists have long been taught the art and science of compounding, but it takes more time and detail than most professionals can offer. That’s where Foothills Compounding Pharmacy is different from most.

  • Jun 8, 2015