Don C. Brunell

Lawmakers need to re-examine their budget before adjourning | Don Brunell
Lawmakers need to re-examine their budget before adjourning | Don Brunell
The inconvenient truth about batteries | Don Brunell

The inconvenient truth about batteries | Don Brunell

More than 86,000 tons of single-use alkaline batteries are thrown away each year.

The inconvenient truth about batteries | Don Brunell
The darker side of renewable energy | Don Brunell

The darker side of renewable energy | Don Brunell

Renewable energy doesn’t automatically mean it’s clean, especially in how certain renewable energy products are made.

The darker side of renewable energy | Don Brunell
Oil giants betting on electric tech | Don Brunell

Oil giants betting on electric tech | Don Brunell

Making electric cars and new batteries for homes and power grids is a major step toward replacing carbon-based energy with electricity from renewables such as wind and solar.

Oil giants betting on electric tech | Don Brunell
Trade issues bring state Republicans, Democrats together

Trade issues bring state Republicans, Democrats together

Washington is the third largest exporter of food and agricultural products in the nation.

Trade issues bring state Republicans, Democrats together
California wildfires spark renewed debate over underground power lines | Don Brunell

California wildfires spark renewed debate over underground power lines | Don Brunell

Power lines could have caused the Camp wildfire in California.

California wildfires spark renewed debate over underground power lines | Don Brunell
Those pesky tax incentives | Don Brunell

Those pesky tax incentives | Don Brunell

We need them to start big projects, no matter how much of a pain they may be in the future.

Those pesky tax incentives | Don Brunell
Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Don Brunell

Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Don Brunell

There is a growing backlash to corporations among liberals.

Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Don Brunell
Student debt draining retired parent income | Don Brunell

Student debt draining retired parent income | Don Brunell

Parents are coming out of retirement to help their kids pay for their education.

Student debt draining retired parent income | Don Brunell
Washington farmers need tariff relief | Don Brunell

Washington farmers need tariff relief | Don Brunell

They lost $106 million last year due to the trade war with China.

Washington farmers need tariff relief | Don Brunell
East cost seaports ramping up capabilities | Don Brunell

East cost seaports ramping up capabilities | Don Brunell

Eastern seaports are making significant investments to attract container business.

East cost seaports ramping up capabilities | Don Brunell
Boeing hopes to build on record year | Don Brunell

Boeing hopes to build on record year | Don Brunell

Washington state the most productive in terms of industry, infrastructure and economy.

Boeing hopes to build on record year | Don Brunell
Christmas wreaths help ease the pain | Don Brunell

Christmas wreaths help ease the pain | Don Brunell

Something as simple as a gift from Wreaths Across America can help someone suffering this holiday season.

Christmas wreaths help ease the pain | Don Brunell
Good economic news in time for the holidays | Don Brunell

Good economic news in time for the holidays | Don Brunell

But how long will increasing revenue streams last?

Good economic news in time for the holidays | Don Brunell
Health care priority concern of lawmakers | Don Brunell

Health care priority concern of lawmakers | Don Brunell

Our country is expected to spend $5.5 trillion on health care by 2025.

Health care priority concern of lawmakers | Don Brunell
Immunizations make a difference | Don Brunell

Immunizations make a difference | Don Brunell

Venezuela is in deep trouble, partly because its public health system no longer offer the full cycle of vaccinations.

Immunizations make a difference | Don Brunell
Cost matters when businesses hire | Don Brunell

Cost matters when businesses hire | Don Brunell

It’s not just wages, but benefits, that companies must consider when hiring or retaining workers.

Cost matters when businesses hire | Don Brunell
Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Don Brunell

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Don Brunell

There are just fewer qualified people in the employment pool to fill jobs which require higher educational standards, more skills, a willingness to work hard, and the dexterity to be part of a team.

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Don Brunell
Portland shipyard building wave of the future | Don Brunell

Portland shipyard building wave of the future | Don Brunell

While it may not be the first commercial wave energy project, it will be one of the largest.

Portland shipyard building wave of the future | Don Brunell
Carbon fee hurts businesses and families | Don Brunell

Carbon fee hurts businesses and families | Don Brunell

A carbon tax would raise over $610 million in its first year and jump to $761 million by 2023, but the added cost from the initiative over 15 years is projected to be 57-cents a gallon.

Carbon fee hurts businesses and families | Don Brunell