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Let’s prepare Idaho kids for Idaho jobs

Idaho’s next state superintendent needs a vision where skills, preparation and job readiness puts students first and restores value to education. I think we can agree that we want every student to have access to the knowledge, credentials and vocational ...

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Things to consider when planning to retire

 Retirement is not likely to look anything like your parents’ retirement. The economic impact of government actions related to the pandemic, inflation caused by loose monetary policy, and stock market volatility have created craters in even the best-laid retirement plans. ...

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House passes bill to guarantee in-person caregiver visits at health facilities

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The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to approve a bill that would guarantee health care patients or residents of care facilities have a right to visits from an essential caregiver. If passed into law, Senate Bill 1353 would allow patients ...

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Personal finance should be required in high school

When I think about the many purposes of education, I include the confidence that comes when a student knows that they can apply their knowledge to any situation and the value that comes from work. I am a big proponent ...

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A content strategy establishes trust, credibility  

A dynamic website that offers relatable, useful content for visitors can make your small business shine. In fact, offering unique content that gives users insight to enhance their lives and invites new customers to experience your brand can give your ...

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Idaho’s high demand for truckers expected to continue

The nationwide worker shortage in the trucking industry was an issue even before the pandemic. According to U.S. Xpress, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, the industry needs at least 80,000 new truckers in the U.S. (*Forbes Jan. 21, ...

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Legislative races heat up, but governor’s race filings remain quiet

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For a major election year it’s been quiet at the top of the ticket as Idaho’s political candidate filing period enters the home stretch. Across the state, nearly 250 candidates have filed for office since the official time period for ...

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Idaho House unanimously calls for the state to dump its Russian investments

The Idaho House of Representatives delivered a pair of unanimous, bipartisan votes Tuesday afternoon encouraging the state to dump investments in Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, and Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, teamed up ...

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Gov. Little will end public health emergency April 15

Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday that he will end his declaration of a public health emergency on April 15, more than two years after it began. The emergency allowed Idaho to receive federal assistance, including Federal Emergency Management Agency payments ...

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