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Solutions to the affordable housing puzzle

In many resort communities there is a real need for affordable housing that serves younger and entry-level residents and new employees. Both renters and potential homebuyers are now facing an increasing affordability squeeze, and this is expected to continue. The ...

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Video in litigation: everybody’s a star (access required)

As a kid, I would shoot film of my friends playing sports at the local playground. My Kodak camera was a dinosaur by today’s standards, but it did the job at the time. Today, things are different. Video is everywhere ...

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An Eichler-inspired mid-century granny flat

Multi-generational family households are making a comeback. Now homeowners are creating a second dwelling unit on their property called an Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU.  In most residential properties, building code allows for it. Whether that unit is separate or ...

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Free speech can come with a price (access required)

In the early morning hours of May 29, Roseanne Barr, the namesake of the sitcom “Roseanne,” learned the hard way that freedom isn’t free. At 1:45 a.m., she tweeted what many people considered an unprovoked racial slur. Within hours, ABC canceled ...

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Prepare your business for Idaho’s rapid population growth

Idaho has attracted a steady stream of new residents in recent years. And with good reason: the state and its cities offer excellent job opportunities in a growing range of industries, easy access to stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreation, ...

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Limit your liability with condo projects (access required)

I have noticed a recent uptick in questions from my clients about steps that can be taken to limit their potential liability associated with either designing or building condominium projects. These questions are spurred by an increasing market for condos, ...

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Patent filing strategies for startups (access required)

Each new startup begins with an idea — but what is the best way to protect that idea? For many mechanical and medical device startups, that idea may be protected using patents. But where do you start? For most startups, the ...

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With Ada County’s growth, increased rents and property values are a certainty (access required)

Ada County population and employment growth continue to call for more housing. Valbridge Property Advisors report that there are over 2,000 multi-family developments under construction and another 3,000 in the planning process. Boise is the fastest growing city in America; ...

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