Don C. Brunell

The Russians are indeed coming | Don Brunell

The Russians are indeed coming | Don Brunell

Russia is now the world’s top wheat producer.

The Russians are indeed coming | Don Brunell
Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jets | Don Brunell

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jets | Don Brunell

The company’s come a long way since nearly crashing the company with its first attempt at supersonic flight.

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jets | Don Brunell
Avoiding trouble while Tweeting | Don Brunell

Avoiding trouble while Tweeting | Don Brunell

Your social media can hurt you or help you when looking for a job.

Avoiding trouble while Tweeting | Don Brunell
Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses | Don Brunell

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses | Don Brunell

According to The Family Firm Institute, only about 30 percent of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation and fewer than 12 percent are still viable into the third generation.

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses | Don Brunell
Much-needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wisdom | Don Brunell

Much-needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wisdom | Don Brunell

We need less sarcasm and to alleviate the vilification of one another that we constantly witness in the news and on social media.

Much-needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wisdom | Don Brunell
Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Don Brunell

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Don Brunell

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese imports to punish China for its alleged predatory tactics toward American technology companies.

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Don Brunell
Columbia River treaty talks too vital to ignore | Don Brunell

Columbia River treaty talks too vital to ignore | Don Brunell

The United States and China are currently renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty.

Columbia River treaty talks too vital to ignore | Don Brunell
Bellevue company patent infringement win gives small investors hope | Don Brunell

Bellevue company patent infringement win gives small investors hope | Don Brunell

Until recently, our courts have been little help to patent owners.

Bellevue company patent infringement win gives small investors hope | Don Brunell
American giving has surpassed $400 billion | Don Brunell

American giving has surpassed $400 billion | Don Brunell

“Americans’ record-breaking charitable giving in 2017 demonstrates that even in divisive times our commitment to philanthropy is solid.”

American giving has surpassed $400 billion | Don Brunell
Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Don Brunell

Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Don Brunell

According to a recent article in the Tri-Cities Herald, the first phase of the demonstration project, grouting three gallons of waste held in Hanford’s underground tanks was successfully completed last December.

Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Don Brunell
Mining contaminated waters to increase copper supplies | Don Brunell

Mining contaminated waters to increase copper supplies | Don Brunell

With worldwide demand for copper soaring and there is new pressure to open new mines, expand existing ones, and add ore processing capacity — all of which have serious associated environmental challenges.

Mining contaminated waters to increase copper supplies | Don Brunell
GE’s tumble from grace | Don Brunell

GE’s tumble from grace | Don Brunell

General Electric, once the world’s most valuable company, has been topped by Walgreens.

GE’s tumble from grace | Don Brunell
Jetsons cartoon robots now reality | Don Brunell

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality | Don Brunell

In April, the U.S. Labor Dept. reported a record high 844,000 unfilled positions in the hospitality industry — which is one out of eight jobs available today.

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality | Don Brunell
The role models around us

The role models around us

Sometimes, being a good role model is a good business decision, too.

The role models around us
Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach
Washington’s expensive culvert court case

Washington’s expensive culvert court case

Too much money is spent in court where it should go to increasing the salmon population

Washington’s expensive culvert court case
Straw pulp looks like a game changer

Straw pulp looks like a game changer

250,000 tons of straw will soon be pulped for paper products.

Straw pulp looks like a game changer
Bad labels tough to shed

Bad labels tough to shed

Seattle’s going to have a hard time battling the “anti-business” label.

Bad labels tough to shed
Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands

Gary Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” in early 2004 and they began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. Sinise often raised the money to pay the band and fund its travel.

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands
Streamlining regulations makes more housing affordable

Streamlining regulations makes more housing affordable

There were over 21,000 people homeless in Washington State last year.

Streamlining regulations makes more housing affordable