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This could be the year you decide to run for office

Anne Wallace Allen copy

As the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature gets underway, there’s a small difference evident in the makeup of the legislative body. The proportion of women lawmakers has risen slightly from last year, from 27 percent to 30 percent. The ...

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‘Mobile First’ is the surest way to market to millennials (access required)


Millennials are the first generation of mobile users and have officially surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. According to MobCo Media, 1 in 5 millennials are, in fact, mobile-only users. “In the U.S., 83 percent of millennials ...

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Employers have had a roller coaster of a year (access required)

rich meneghello

You’ve survived 2016 – barely – and entered the new year. The past one was no doubt a roller-coaster year for employers, filled with tremendous ups and downs. Now that the year is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to ...

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Top trends in accounting for 2017 (access required)


Our firm, Postlethwaite & Netterville, is heavily involved in the accounting profession, with team members serving at the local, state, and national level. Our professionals have chaired technical issues committees and state and local committees, and served on national standards ...

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Law schools, lawyers, and dead philosophers (access required)


Many law schools have let their students down over the past decade. To begin with, students have been graduating with staggering debt loads. Even perennial fourth-tier schools often leave their graduates more than $150,000 in the red. Then, contrary to ...

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‘To cloud’ or ‘not to cloud’ ….. that is the question. (access required)


We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...

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Stepping backwards in healthcare would be costly to Idaho businesses

Tom Mortell Web

Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, had a major impact on Idaho’s businesses, including Idaho’s health care and health insurance industries. The primary focus of the ACA was to reduce the number of people ...

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Boundaries and limitations: What’s the difference? (access required)

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One of the main causes of high levels of stress and burnout is the feeling that you lack control over the important aspects of your work life. Whether this refers to the seemingly endless workload or the constant pressure to ...

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Congress must act on new FBI hacking powers (access required)


On Dec. 1, the federal government enacted the most significant (publicly disclosed) expansion of government surveillance authorities since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act, or FAA, of 2008, which put Congress’ stamp of approval on the Bush administration’s warrantless ...

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Participants in a joint venture must plan carefully (access required)

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It is commonly accepted that teamwork has significant advantages, but in competitive industries the idea of partnering with a competitor can often seem counterintuitive. What benefits are there to gain from joining forces with a rival? As many contractors and ...

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