FALL 2013
The Face of Business
The Face of Business
After 28 years with AWB, Don Brunell has come to personify both the organization and free enterprise in Washington state
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I-Best Practices
I-Best Practices
Washington state’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program is leading the nation in retraining and educating adults.
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Cementing the Future
Cementing the Future
Ash Grove Cement, Washington’s only cement manufacturer, survives as a landmark on the Seattle waterfront despite an ever-increasing web of costly regulations.
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To Be Continued
After 35 years working in Olympia, you learn a lot. My first legislative session was 1979, the same year Barack Obama graduated from high school. Jimmy Carter was president and Dixie Lee Ray was governor. Inflation, unemployment and interest rates were double digit. We thought we got a good deal on ...
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The Next Chapter for AWB
I find myself in the unique position of serving as the incoming board chair at a remarkable point in the history of this long-standing organization. But I take comfort knowing we have been there before – and come out stronger for it.
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Supreme Court’s Pension Decision May Squeeze School Funding
The state Supreme Court will soon rule on two pension cases. The decision could add hundreds of millions in new costs in the next budget cycle.
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