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Impact of Hirst decision must be address

Impact of Hirst decision must be address

In Washington, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the state’s construction budget has not only delayed needed funding for public projects, but triggered yet another salvo in the wider conflict over future supplies of fresh water for people, fish and farms.

Impact of Hirst decision must be address
Mitigate massive wildfire danger | Don Brunell

Mitigate massive wildfire danger | Don Brunell

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western states. The fires have already scorched 2,300 square miles of forests and range lands, dislocated thousands of people, and burned hundreds of homes and buildings.

Mitigate massive wildfire danger | Don Brunell
Silver linings to Hurricane Harvey | Don Brunell

Silver linings to Hurricane Harvey | Don Brunell

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, appear to have been corrected with Houston’s recent Hurricane Harvey. Chalk it up to a series of important lessons learned.

Silver linings to Hurricane Harvey | Don Brunell
Workshops aim to help small business owners and startups | Pierce County Library System

Workshops aim to help small business owners and startups | Pierce County Library System

Pierce County Library System, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is offering two workshops to help entrepreneurs start and grow a successful business as well as share tips to advance existing small businesses.

  • Aug 22, 2017
Workshops aim to help small business owners and startups | Pierce County Library System
Dan Evans would serve America well | Don Brunell

Dan Evans would serve America well | Don Brunell

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles to celebrate the designation of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness at Olympic National Park honoring Washington’s distinguished three-term governor and U.S. Senator.

Dan Evans would serve America well | Don Brunell
Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake

Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake

You may have heard of Teeter, a back-pain relief company that has been selling its products nationwide for decades. But you may not know that Teeter was founded on Lake Tapps, and last week, broke ground on moving its corporate headquarters from Puyallup to Bonney Lake.

Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake
Massive fires increasing wood prices | Don Brunell

Massive fires increasing wood prices | Don Brunell

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber supplies around our country.

Massive fires increasing wood prices | Don Brunell
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After thousands of deliveries, Dickson has private practice

After thousands of deliveries, Dickson has private practice

Dr. Holly Dickson, after practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Enumclaw for 16 years, has opened a private practice.

  • Aug 10, 2017
After thousands of deliveries, Dickson has private practice
Fitness Studio occupies prime Enumclaw location

Fitness Studio occupies prime Enumclaw location

After launching their business a year ago in Ravensdale, the owners of Palmer Athletic Club upgraded their operation and now serve clients from space at the busiest intersection in downtown Enumclaw.

  • Aug 9, 2017
Fitness Studio occupies prime Enumclaw location
Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and Ag leaders | Don Brunell

Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and Ag leaders | Don Brunell

So far this year, a trio of unexpected deaths has shocked Washington business and agriculture. Melanie Dressel, Ron Reimann and Jeff Brotman leave behind large shoes to fill.

Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and Ag leaders | Don Brunell
Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways. This year Oregon lawmakers, much to the chagrin of Washington drivers and truckers, unilaterally took advantage of the new funding opportunity.

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers
East King County Career Fair set for July 28 | Sound Publishing

East King County Career Fair set for July 28 | Sound Publishing

This event — for employers, recruiters, schools and job seekers — will feature exhibitors from top employers, agencies, companies and colleges throughout the area.

  • Jul 25, 2017
East King County Career Fair set for July 28 | Sound Publishing
Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility

Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility

Bonney Lake — a city known for it’s beautiful view of Mount Rainier, its day-cation destination of Lake Tapps, and, perhaps surprising to some, its fish eggs.

Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility
LNG better for maritime and people | Don Brunell

LNG better for maritime and people | Don Brunell

There is an old saying: Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good! That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality.

LNG better for maritime and people | Don Brunell
Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence. We were tired of being held captive by foreign governments—some of which continue to be hostile toward the United States and our way of life.

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell
Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS 60 Minutes focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could.

Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Statewide sales at record levels

Across the state of Washington, big gains in construction and new and used auto sales helped fuel a jump in taxable retail sales to a record $145.9 billion in 2016, a 7.8 percent increase over calendar year 2015.

  • Jun 15, 2017
Gamblin elected president of auto dealers group

Gamblin elected president of auto dealers group

Enumclaw resident Alan Gamblin was named the 2017-18 president of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association during the organization’s annual convention last month.

  • Jun 13, 2017
Gamblin elected president of auto dealers group
Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending.

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions