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Rediscovering my passion for Idaho politics 

When I first was approached to join Idaho’s redistricting commission, I wasn’t inclined to do it. I’d been working as a political staffer for almost 17 years, and as much as I loved and cherished my political career, the friends I made and the ...

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Who is responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle?  (access required)

The catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan has been thoroughly canvassed. The Biden administration’s failures in its retreat have been discussed at length. The fallout from President Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan the way we did will tarnish America’s reputation.  All ...

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4 reasons to invest in cybersecurity insurance for your small business (access required)

While billion-dollar corporations and their very public battles with issues such as ransomware attacks typically garner most of the headlines, small businesses are far from immune to cybersecurity troubles. In fact, they’re just as susceptible as their larger counterparts. According ...

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Online Idaho will make college available to everyone

College of Eastern Idaho President Rick Aman is making a bold prediction about the trajectory of higher education in Idaho over the next decade: “I would say that half of the student population will be getting their training and education ...

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Is the Idaho real estate bubble going to burst? 

Idaho home values are skyrocketing. The median home sale price, in Ada County, broke $500K for the first time this year, and in June it hit $525K. Home values are up 32% in the last year alone, an increase of over $100K on ...

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Leaving LIBOR — What does it mean for you? (access required)

For more than 40 years, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, has been a key benchmark for setting the cost of floating-rate debt around the world. LIBOR also plays a big role in pricing debt issued by corporate borrowers. Following the 2008 financial ...

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Project Z-degree will make college more affordable 

The cost of textbooks can be daunting for college students. That cost, often hundreds for dollars per semester added to the cost of tuition, and in some cases room and board, can be a deciding factor on whether a student ...

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