Don C. Brunell

Don C. posted 28 stories to The Vidette.
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Brunell: Time for American ingenuity to get dirty

We need to adapt to how we produce and dispose of waste.

  • Jul 11th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Making higher education affordable is a national priority.

  • Jul 4th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Family-owned businesses are backbone of America

While politicians often tout their support for family-owned business, they are the least understood and most overlooked political constituency.

  • Jun 20th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Life-changing innovation comes in all shaps

The world often copies Washington businesses when it comes to innovation.

  • Jun 12th, 2019 10:51am

Brunell: Could Puget Sound area put on a World’s Fair today?

You have to wonder if a project of this scope and magnitude could happen today with endless hoops to jump through, mounds of government red-tape and construction costs which were unimaginable in 1960.

  • May 30th, 2019 1:30am

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