Opinion

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Being Frank: Salmon recovery will take more than money

There’s no doubt about it. The Biden administration is working hard to pay the price for salmon recovery. The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

Guest Opinion: Didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions?

January is usually the month that begins with effusive pledges, generally known as resolutions, that flavor, maybe even guide, the first few weeks of the… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Time to replace state’s long term care law

The first order of business when Washington state’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov.… Continue reading

 

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Looking on the bright side

The best part of this new year or that which we are most grateful for is the simple fact that we are both alive and… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: Survival plan

Some people face the future with joy. Others — like me — tend toward dour. If you are in the first group, you may wish… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
Linda B. Myers
Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Pumped storage electricity can benefit everyone

Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest Opinion: State should seize opportunity to champion the economy

After two years of COVID-19, many Washington state families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the state legislature has the means to help.… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Guest opinion: Memories from Christmas past inspirational for future Christmases

’Tis the season when we take stock of our lives and wonder if we are better off. It prompts memories of “Christmases Past” and wonderment… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: What will the chickens do?

I bet you didn’t have a morning coffee conversation with your partner about “chickens coming home to roost.” It might help to understand the importance… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
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Aging Successfully: New Year’s and anniversaries

As we look forward to the rapidly approaching new year, I invite you to take a moment and to mentally look over this last year.… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Guest opinion: Holiday season brings emphasis on DUI patrols

This holiday season, law enforcement across Washington state will be proactively checking the roadways for who’s naughty or nice. They’ll make lists, and judges will… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2021

Guest opinion: The rise of the un-retired

The un-retired are those who are retiring from retirement. They are those who have either reached an established retirement age or are otherwise (financially) prepared… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2021
Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Ignoring debt is not an option

Remember the television ad where the auto mechanic looks viewers straight in the eye and says: “You can pay me now or pay me later!”… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest opinion: Local chambers of commerce step up to help fire departments, play Santa

Throughout Washington state, the leaders of local chambers of commerce are busy delivering bags of toys to rural fire departments, enabling the firefighters to play… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Family friendly?

Like many of you, I was a “latch-key” kid, only I don’t remember having a key or how I entered our house after school. My… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: America’s recovery hinges on people returning to work

To “Build Back America” people must return to work! In a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll released in early December, the findings spell trouble for… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Eyes wide shut

Remember the monolith in the movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Stanley Kubrick uses it as a metaphor that tested the intellectual progress of the human… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021

Guest opinion: Is it time to dump email?

I first started using email literally a generation ago. I don’t remember when I first started using email, but I was well into daily use… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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From the Back Nine: Old dogs, new tricks

I had a terrific Thanksgiving. I proved to be a carving failure, however; by the time I served, the bird was literally a hot mess.… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2021
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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Counting votes

An email arrived last week that set me on a path of researching voter participation in our community, in this case Clallam County. The email… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper