Don C. Brunell

A trade war could hit Washington state hard

“Avoiding that possibility should be our primary goal.”

A forgotten side of the Alamo

“Just as Alamo visitors often overlook important parts of history, Washington can benefit from a more complete look at the benefits of irrigated agriculture.”

China now driving car market

“Nine out of 10 electric vehicles sold [in China] are made by Chinese automakers.”

Learning from Ireland: Cleaner, greener and more prosperous

“The Irish learned that not only do visitors want good entertainment and welcoming people, but they want uncluttered communities, shores, and country side as well.”

South Korea success goes beyond Olympics

“Give the South Koreans credit for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pull the games off.”

Military leaders can transform education

“They are good at sizing up situations, take calculated risks and work to find plausible solutions.”

Carbon tax in Washington state versus B.C.

“The key question is if Washington’s carbon tax is simply an added way to fund state government.”

North Korean guest workers booted

“What is going in North Korea ought to be a lesson to all of us.”

China’s new policy cuts deep into recycling

What are the implications of China’s “national sword” policy that bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported?

Good manners still count in business

“Chick-fil-A employees were the most likely of the 15 chains to say “please” and “thank you,” and to smile at drive-thru customers.”

Online sales good for Washington papermakers

“In Washington alone, forests absorb and store 28.6 percent of the state’s climate emissions in live trees and harvested products.”

PACCAR dives into driverless technology | COMMENTARY

PACCAR announced its plan to build driverless trucks, which is “good for Washington” according to Brunell.