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Eagle park would serve as skier incubator

Every fall, people ask Scott Wasem, a farmer who for 16 years has been running the Snowhaven ski hill in Grangeville, for his winter weather forecast. Wasem, who grows wheat, canola and barley, always has the same answer: “I’ll let ...

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A difficult job, but one that’s worth doing properly

Even though it’s only been around for two years, the Idaho Aquarium already has a sordid history. Founded as a moneymaking venture by a pair who later went on to plead guilty to federal charges of illegally obtaining marine animals, ...

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Training supervisors can minimize risk of employment claims

Statistics and anecdotal information continue to show that discrimination and retaliation claims are on the rise. Verdicts are larger than ever as juries lose patience with companies unable to rein in managers who engage in questionable conduct. Legal costs rise, ...

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Online, there is no nonverbal communication

Ninety percent of all first-time communication comes through the written word, says Peter Shankman, a networking guru described in Investor’s Business Daily as “crazy, but effective.” Given the ubiquity of social media and online communication, and the increasing sophistication of ...

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Life lessons from kidnapping translate into success for Meridian property management company owner

Andy Propst is quick-witted and fast to laugh when he talks with his employees at Park Place Property Management in Meridian. He’s been president of the company since 2008 and now manages 50 workers and 2,200 properties throughout the Treasure Valley. ...

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Marketing questions you were afraid to ask

After several years of success in corporate America and at other advertising agencies, we decided to go into business for ourselves in 2002 to follow our passion for business and marketing – in a way that better served clients and ...

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A delicate balance: The First Amendment vs. ‘Trade Secrets’

The efforts of Idaho news organizations to intervene in the pending antitrust suit against St. Luke’s Health System brings into sharp focus the unique conflict between “trade secrets” and the First Amendment. “Without a free press there can be no ...

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Supreme Court: FCC can speed up local land-use siting decisions regarding cell phone towers

The United States Supreme Court recently upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to force local or state governments to speed up cell phone tower siting approvals. The court’s decision appears to continue its trend of deferring to federal agencies’ statutory ...

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