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Incorporate personal electronic devices into communications policies

Increasingly, employees are using personal cellphones, tablets, laptop computers and other electronic devices for work, including remote access to employer networks and databases. In the not-too-distant past, employers’ electronic communication policies focused primarily on regulating employee use of electronic equipment ...

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HP Boise offers media peek at local startup culture

For the second year in a row, Hewlett-Packard executives invited about a dozen reporters and bloggers to Boise to learn about their products and services, and get a sample of life in Idaho. These journalists will leave with favorable impressions ...

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Health care headaches: How is Idaho faring with Obamacare?

With all the stories swirling around the opening of the health care exchanges and revelations that not everyone will be able to keep their current insurance as promised, keeping up with what businesses and individuals need to know, and do, ...

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Premises liability: Skiing is special

Brad broke his leg while skiing at Snow Flake Resort in Idaho and sued Snow Flake Resort for negligence. At trial, evidence emerged that Brad was skiing out of control when he fell. However, the resort also contributed to his ...

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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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Tamarack’s never-ending foreclosure

Most readers are probably aware of the legal problems that have plagued the Tamarack resort in Valley County since the foreclosure began almost six years ago. While this isn’t the longest foreclosure in the history of the United States, it ...

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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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Are LEED certification challenges on the horizon?

The LEED Certification Challenge Policy adopted by the Green Building Certification Institute has emerged to create potentially serious risk and liability exposure to all Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design project team members – including owners, designers and contractors – ...

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Skills gap? Grow your own

If you’re a small-business owner who is having difficulty finding key talent, you’re not alone. Despite high unemployment, there is a shortage of qualified people in a wide range of occupations across the country. Several key trends suggest these skills ...

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