Don C. Brunell

Don C. posted 23 stories to The Vidette.
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Brunell: New Montana law aims to keep people in their homes

Is it worth evicting somebody over a $70 tax bill?

  • May 10th, 2019 1:48pm

Electronic waste reduction requires innovation

E-waste is the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. According to the United Nations, we generate about 40 million tons of it every year. This is equivalent to throwing out 800 laptops every single second.

  • May 2nd, 2019 1:30am

Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

The garbage is accumulating in “gyres” which are large systems of circulating ocean currents, kind of like slow-moving whirlpools. Though the oceans are home to many gyres, there are five that have a significant impact on our environment.

  • Apr 17th, 2019 12:23pm

Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty…

  • Apr 10th, 2019 11:25am

We must face inconvenient truth about batteries

Things are about to change dramatically as more electric vehicles populate our roads and our government and manufacturers deal with the growing backlog of old car batteries.

  • Apr 4th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Beware of the darker side of renewable energy

By Don C. Brunell For The Vidette Before our country, in haste,…

  • Mar 27th, 2019 1:31pm

Brunell: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

While Democrats and Republicans are at one another’s throats on most issues these days, it is gratifying that when it comes to promoting our state’s products internationally, they coalesce.

  • Mar 13th, 2019 3:58pm

Resistance grows to corporate incentives

Just as roadbuilders carefully engineer, excavate and pave the highway before opening it to traffic, companies have to build the foundation for their projects. That’s reality today.

  • Feb 21st, 2019 2:31pm

America headed down wrong track

America’s drift away from our market-based economic system is perplexing. Equally, mystifying is the new push to replace entrepreneurs with government bureaucrats in planning and controlling services and products offered to us—the consumers.

  • Feb 14th, 2019 12:56pm

Brunell: Student debt draining retired income

On average student borrowers in their 60s owed $33,800 in 2017 up 44 percent from 2010. Student loan debt for seniors rose 161 percent between 2010 and 2017. It was the largest increase of any group.

  • Feb 7th, 2019 9:46am

Washington farmers need tariff relief

U.S. farmers are hopeful current trade negotiations will bring relief to the tariffs imposed between China and the U.S.

  • Jan 31st, 2019 12:27pm

Brunell: Grays Harbor benefits from private sector’s tourism investment

There are parts of rural Washington which can benefit from statewide tourism promotion especially places with fresh and saltwater beaches.

  • Jan 24th, 2019 11:58am

Brunell: East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

Washington needs to improve infrastructure to remain competitive.

  • Jan 17th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Boeing hopes to build upon record year

This year will be pivotal for Boeing’s 777x program. The company has invested over a billion dollars on its new composite wing plant at Everett. It is programmed to build and test six new 777s.

  • Jan 10th, 2019 10:31am

Don Brunell: Immunizations make difference

We can be thankful that our market-based, free enterprise system provides the wealth which allows our government and charitable organization to invest in programs that improve our health.

  • Dec 27th, 2018 1:30am

Don Brunell: Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country.

  • Dec 20th, 2018 1:30am

Don Brunell: Good economic news sprinkled with caution

Our state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) quarterly update shows a whopping 17.3% increase in state income for the current biennium.

  • Dec 12th, 2018 10:59am

Don Brunell: Health care top of mind

By Don Brunell When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on…

  • Dec 6th, 2018 1:30am

Reducing wildfire risk imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our…

  • Nov 29th, 2018 1:30am

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jetliners

By Don C. Brunell Last spring, The Boeing Co. revealed its proposed…

  • Sep 26th, 2018 6:18pm