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Parking proposal offers a new option for developers

From reading recent stories and a column in the Idaho Business Review, there appears to be a misunderstanding regarding the parking requirements included in a proposed amendment to the Boise City Development Code. Without debating the merits of the proposal, ...

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Trader Joe’s means more than groceries

I’m not a fan of crowded grocery stores. So there’s only one thing could entice me to brave the madness of an event like the Feb. 28 opening day at Idaho’s first Trader Joe’s: marcona almonds. But, of course, almonds ...

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Employers should start now to prepare for health care reform

Last July, when the Obama administration announced the one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2015, in imposing the employer-shared-responsibility penalties of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as health care reform), many Idaho employers slammed the brakes ...

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Protect your businesses from a Target-type breach Part II

This is the second of a two-part column aimed at helping businesses understand how they can shore up their security when accepting credit/debit card payments. Previously I shared the basics of a credit card breach, the liabilities you may face ...

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Let’s increase teen unemployment

Raising Idaho’s minimum-wage rate, as Senate Bill 1334 calls for, would have an immediate effect: It would start killing off jobs for teens and those second and third wage-earners helping to support their families. That is if you choose to ...

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Be responsive with your firm’s site

In the technology world, one of the newer phrases taking hold is “responsive web design” or RWD, a strategy that calls for crafting sites that make navigation easier. Usually done through less content and more images, the approach aims for ...

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New salary survey mostly good news

After several years of bad news for the legal profession, this year, things may be looking up, in large part because of the economy. You may say it’s the economy stupid, but part of the problem also has been a ...

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Idaho’s independent doctors join forces

One of the nice things about TV hospital dramas is how simple the physicians’ lives are. A regular ER stint in the life of a TV doctor is fraught with emotional cliff-hangers, disease of stupefying complexity and legal conundrums. But ...

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The Hole no more

I just had a kind of out-of-body experience. Right there in the middle of downtown Boise. There I was, having lunch in the new Flatbread Pizza restaurant in the new Eighth and Main building. My lunch partner and I had ...

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