Don C. Brunell

Like Poland, America needs change | Brunell

Rioting, burning and looting don’t get us anywhere.

 

Washington needs to change to stay on top | Don Brunell

In June, Washington had the best state economy in the country. COVID-19 wrecked that achievement.

 

China’s push for high-tech dominance

The country’s control of rare earth metals will give it a key advantage in this fight.

 

A brighter future for papermakers | Brunell

COVID-19 had a surprising effect on locally-manufactured paper products.

Coronavirus, work must coexist | Don Brunell

A cure isn’t available, but we can’t stay shut down.

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushions for jobless Americans | Don Brunell

The numbers you read on the news are likely lower than the true impact.

We owe truckers our thanks

They’ve helped supply all the essential businesses we’ve come to rely on.

COVID-19 is straining the medical waste system | Don Brunell

Gloves and masks must be sterilized before being trashed — can America keep up with the growing amount of waste?

Coronavirus has brought the country together | Don Brunell

Even intrinsic political enemies are working together for the good of all.

TP shortage is the tip of the iceberg | Don Brunell

Inconsistant messages about COVID-19 are stoking people’s fears.

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2 | Don Brunell

The EPA estimates 29 percent of greenhouse gasses come from transportation.

Healthy healthcare workers are key to fighting diseases | Don Brunell

Coronavirus may seem like big news, but the flu is still more deadly.

Copper making a comeback as a major disease fighter | Don Brunell

Brass surfaces kills a wide-spectrum of bacteria and fungi.

Dams are the Northwest’s flood busters | Don Brunell

Removing dams is a pricey project, and would likely encourage flooding in Washington.

Sulfur standards aim to curtail maritime fuel oil | Don Brunell

Sulfur fuels help create acid rain, which has numerous negative effects on the environment.

Caring for small businesses makes ours ‘A Wonderful Life’

Here are some great local examples of George Bailey’s Savings and Loan.

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced | Don Brunell

I-5 needs to be replaced long before it’s necessary to do so.

Hydrogen fuel cells gaining momentum | Don Brunell

But we’ve still got a long way to go before replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

Retail-tainment may save dying malls | Don Brunell

Brick-and-mortar shops are suffering; new interactive experiences could save them.

Americans are blessed in so many ways | Don Brunell

Let’s look at some historical examples of those less fortunate.