By Don Brunell December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama's call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.
By Don Brunell November 26, 2013 6 a.m.
It is human nature to take things for granted. When you've always had something, when it's been around your entire life, it's only natural to overlook it, to think it will always be here.
By Don Brunell November 19, 2013 6 a.m.
Our state's largest manufacturer Boeing, with more than a century of history in Washington, employs about 86,500 people and spends more than $4.6 billion a year with vendors and suppliers throughout the state.
By Don Brunell November 12, 2013 6 a.m.
The good news is, America is bringing its troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that presents a challenge because a large number of those troops will leave the military upon their return. That shift, along with significant cuts in military spending, means tens of thousands of veterans will be looking for work.
By Don Brunell November 5, 2013 6 a.m.
In the midst of all the turmoil, confusion and partisan infighting over the Affordable Care Act, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s words have come back to haunt us: “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
By Don Brunell October 29, 2013 6 a.m.
When the first passengers took off in Boeing's 747 in 1970, the aircraft was dubbed the "Queen of the Skies." Since then, the company's mammoth plant just south of Everett has been the kingpin of the world's jumbo jet production.
By Don Brunell October 22, 2013 6 a.m.
In 1992, a single male sockeye salmon managed to swim 900 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to Redfish Lake in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, the end of his migratory journey. Biologists dubbed the sole survivor, "Lonesome Larry."
By Don Brunell October 15, 2013 6 a.m.
News stories about the government shutdown have shined a spotlight on the issue of government overreach.
By Don Brunell October 8, 2013 6 a.m.
In 1915, Franz Kafka wrote a novel about a man who was arrested by two unidentified agents from an undetermined agency and put on trial before unseen judges for an unspecified crime. He was compelled to defend himself without knowing what crime he’d allegedly committed.
By Don Brunell October 1, 2013 6 a.m.
After spending a couple of days last week in Washington, D.C., I wonder how Congress and President Obama will settle their differences without hurting the taxpayers or crippling our struggling economy.