Don C. Brunell

Don C. posted 38 stories to The Vidette.
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Brunell: High costs drive people to move

All those little taxes add up

  • Oct 10th, 2019 9:43am

Brunell: Banning processes and products stifles creativity

It’s time to turn America’s innovators lose on greenhouse gases

  • Oct 3rd, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space

Mitsubishi Regional Jet has its headquarters in Renton, branching out from making parts for Boeing.

  • Sep 19th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: It is time to talk about our national debt

The next presidential election would be a good time to remember our kids’ kids.

  • Sep 12th, 2019 7:42am

Brunell: Time to finish PSE’s liquified natural gas plan

Industry and the environment depend on project to fuel ships and homes.

  • Sep 5th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Mutual respect is key to prosperity

Unions and businesses must return to working together for the best outcomes.

  • Aug 29th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Drones reforesting burned land could be game changer

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019 9:58am

Brunell: Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-recharge

Battery powered locomotives could be coming soon

  • Aug 15th, 2019 1:30am

Brunell: Energy replacements need to be in place before edicts phase them out

Just eliminating existing energy supplies without well-thought-out replacement strategies is a recipe for chaos.

  • Aug 8th, 2019 12:29pm

US interest in moon grows as space gets crowded, rare mineral supplies shrink

5oth anniversary of moon landing also helps re-energize thirst to explore closest heavenly body.

  • Jul 25th, 2019 8:15am

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