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Idaho’s farmers should prepare to be targeted

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is targeting the Northwest’s farmers. For the uninitiated, the EEOC is a federal agency that enforces federal laws against workplace discrimination. The commission receives and investigates thousands of charges of discrimination brought by employees ...

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Doctors and golf? The stereotype doesn’t hold

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. It’s time for fitness in the great outdoors. That’s why we love the Treasure Valley, right? And for doctors, this means dusting off that putter … right? Wrong! It’s true I am ...

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E-Fairness is good for Idaho retailers

Shopping online is a simple and convenient way to make purchases. The Idaho Retailers Association fully supports online shopping, and we encourage all our members to develop an online presence to compete in today’s marketplace. What we do not support ...

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Going green in commercial real estate

With the growth of LEED certification and a desire among building owners, developers and tenants to become better stewards of the environment, green practices have increased significantly over the past decade both nationally and locally in the industry. In honor ...

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Guns in the workplace and employer liability

Recent news of shooting incidents in or near business establishments may have employers considering the question: What if? If a similar event happened at your business, do you have a responsibility to protect employees? Could your company be liable if ...

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Out of sight, but important

For a state that hates government so much, Idaho sure has a lot of it. Idahoans have single-purpose districts for airports and hospitals, sewer systems and mosquito abatement. Idaho has government “closest to the people” to handle fires, irrigation, highways, ...

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Just glad we left California

Reading about recent developments under Proposition 65 in California again reinforces my family’s decision to move out of California to Idaho 12 years ago. Proposition 65 passed by a large margin in 1986. Many referred to it then as the ...

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Better data analysis can help us heal our health system

Data, data, data. We have data everywhere, and we are only just beginning the collection of data. It has been estimated that from the dawn of civilization until the year 2003, humankind created about five exabytes of data, and that ...

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How successful business owners approach setbacks

One of the defining characteristics of entrepreneurs is their willingness to take calculated risks and to rebound when those risks don’t work out. Yet even business owners who have successfully navigated years of crises can freeze up, get fatigued to ...

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Unfinished business in the Legislature

The Idaho legislature adjourns with unfinished business, and Idaho businesses should take note. Lowering health care costs serves us all, and Idaho should get to work on this. At the same time, we could lower property taxes and improve the ...

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