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Your health insurance broker matters

  Democrats often shoot themselves in the foot. The recent healthcare changes were supposed to reduce the cost of healthcare; instead they are cutting spending for the consumer advocates of healthcare—the broker.  This is real money. I spoke with Trent ...

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Foothills footsoldiers repair fire damage to hillside and to morale

The end of this month will mark the one year anniversary of the day I thought we would lose our home.  You may not remember but I won’t forget the fire that whipped through the foothills above Eagle last July, ...

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I-9 Employer Audits on the Rise

Illegal immigration has been in the news a lot lately. It is at the forefront of American minds and your business should be no different. A recent report showed that the latest wave of I-9 inspection notices sent to employers ...

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Share your story with someone who is just starting out

When Dave Self, the vice president of PacificSource, graduated from high school in 1977, his football coach wrote some advice in his annual that Self never forgot: “Put school before money.” He never forgot, but he didn’t take the advice. ...

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‘Money had to be wooed…’

In the late 19th century, donors at the University of California at Berkeley directly interviewed potential professors. Charles Eliot, president at Harvard, encouraged certain laboratories to be built on campus because it would “benefit the company making the donation.” At ...

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Our hyperbolic nation

We need to have a national debate. It’s a phrase that arises too liberally anytime someone of prominence makes a faux pas. Or when a particular group with an agenda hopes to raise awareness about their pet issue. Regardless of ...

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Shame on us … and you too, Mr. Weiner

Understandably, the public is outraged by the likes of Anthony Weiner, Arnold, and Mr. Edwards to name a few. However, it is shameful that our public outrage – and our media coverage of the sex scandals – exceeds our outrage ...

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Raising taxes in all the right places

Our national debt should not be a political issue, yet both parties continue to push it in that direction by blaming one party or the other for massive increases. Our debt developed and increased under both the Bush and current ...

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Divesting from our investment banks

It is fair to say that the major investment banks, particularly Goldman Sachs, made ethically criminal decisions in regards to their trading behavior antecedent to the recent recession. While personally abhorring the behavior of the banks, we must accept that ...

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