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A note from the editor

If I’m counting correctly, this is at least the third time we’ve run a cover article about potential plans to redevelop the EXPO Idaho site. And it’s not just because we love running photos of the site. The site itself ...

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Your guide to Boise small business pandemic (re)hiring

When COVID-19 hit, nearly half of small businesses had to furlough or lay off staff members. But as the economy reopens in Boise and businesses rebuild, you may be ready to hire or rehire. Deciding how to staff your business ...

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Rising pay creates a conundrum for school districts

As our country and our state emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a disconnect between available jobs and workers willing to accept poverty-level compensation is hitting home. Potential steps forward for many workers in retail and other private sector fields could ...

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An Idaho education initiative that’s producing results

To educate students, teachers need to find a way to make a meaningful connection. Whether it was the written word, science or even high-level mathematics, we all had that teacher or teachers in our past who recognized our potential and ...

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Idaho: The second-chance state?

The U.S. labor market is experiencing a major labor shortage, especially with hourly workers. There are currently no signs that this will resolve or that the demand from employers will abate. At times like this, we have an opportunity to ...

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A note from the editor

How well is Idaho recovering from the pandemic? It depends on whom you ask, and what statistics you look at. Certainly, part of Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s job is to be state cheerleader, not only to potential residents and businesses ...

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Protecting your time when you return to the office (access required)

Over the past year, the world has been consumed with the concept of protection. Talk of masks, hand-washing protocol, sanitizers, distance, and more have flooded our airwaves, feeds and conversations as we did our best to protect ourselves and others. ...

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Where to find the money to build your retirement

For how long do you think you will live? Do you believe you’ll live into your late 70s? Are you confident you’ll follow in the path of your parents, who were alive and well into their mid to late 80s? ...

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