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Confused about retirement choices? 

Hurricane Ida, COVID-19 and a February winter weather disaster in the United States and Mexico; many other catastrophes and worries abound. What issues currently confront the U.S. economy? The answer is multi-level but can be summed up as:  1) The collapse ...

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Education wins this Legislative session

Idaho’s public education system scored several wins during the 2022 Legislative session that concluded last week. As president of the Idaho State Board of Education, I’d like to thank the legislators and Idaho Governor Brad Little for making historic investments ...

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Without overriding any vetoes, Legislature adjourns session for the year

The Idaho Legislature adjourned the 2022 session for the year on March 31 without taking up any new bills or overriding any of Gov. Brad Little’s vetoes. The Idaho House of Representatives adjourned for the year “sine die” at about ...

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IDeal 529 accounts will help employers stand out in the job market

Hayden Beverage is a family business, doing business as a family. As a second-generation owner, I have an obligation to our employees because many of them have been with the company since I was a child. I understand and appreciate ...

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Governor vetoes bill to pause COVID-19 vaccine requirements

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday vetoed a bill that would block COVID-19 vaccine requirements until at least 2023. In his letter explaining the veto, Little said his decision was based on the same limited-government philosophy that prompted him to ...

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That deal on solar panels could be a scam, warns Idaho Attorney General

As winter’s gray skies give way to sunshine, some Idaho homeowners will harness those rays — looking for a way to cut utility bills and reduce their use of non-renewable energy. But consumers should be wary of claims that seem ...

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Why Ukraine matters

Vladimir Putin is a madman. He is a thug. He is a power-hungry criminal with no regard for the rule of law or human life. Americans are disgusted by the atrocities Putin is inflicting on the Ukrainian people, but we ...

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Idaho Senate approves gap financing fund for workforce housing

The Idaho Senate passed the bill providing $50 million to a workforce housing fund on Tuesday, using federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help build about 1,000 units of housing across Idaho. House Bill 701 passed 26-9 and was narrowly ...

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