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Era-appropriate renovation key to preserving Boise’s mid-century homes

Boise, the fastest growing city in the country, has roughly 11,000 homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Local architects and builders such as Art Trouter, Nat Adams, Charles Hummell, Joe LaMarche, Victor Hosford and Bradford Shaw marked this little ...

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It’s time for a $1 trillion national infrastructure bank (access required)

As the new year begins, Congress should place high on its order of business enactment of a 10-year, $1 trillion national infrastructure act. It should provide investment capital to renew, rebuild and harden the nation’s transportation, water and wastewater, energy ...

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Law school enrollment is up, and that’s a good thing

For the first time in nearly a decade, more people are showing interest in enrolling in law school and pursuing careers in the legal world or fields in which a fundamental understanding of the law is beneficial. No, this is ...

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Sustainability benefits commercial real estate in Idaho

As a property manager or business owner, a key question often is: How do I increase profit without a huge upfront investment? While market forces and good marketing can drive up revenue, often the easiest way to increase profit is ...

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Avoiding a cash crunch when it’s time to pay your taxes (access required)

While many business owners know they’ll owe the government less money or perhaps get refunds under the new tax law, others are still unsure about what they might have to pay while they file their returns. They need to be ...

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The attorney-client relationship 101 (access required)

The existence, terms and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties. There are times, however, when a miscommunication between attorney and client creates unintended consequences — such as fee disputes, lawsuits or ethics complaints. ...

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Four ways to position your law firm for success in 2019 (access required)

It’s not easy being a lawyer these days. The legal landscape is changing quickly due to increased globalization, competition from non-traditional legal providers, and rapid technological advances. Understanding how these trends impact the practice of law isn’t easy, but it’s ...

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With construction booming, where are all the workers? (access required)

General contractors admit that the most challenging issue on a job site today is finding qualified workers. Contractors expect labor shortages to remain difficult until the industry and its partners, especially educators and legislators, can offer workers more access to ...

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Why it’s essential to prepare for due diligence (access required)

At last, we have a handshake with the buyer and have just agreed to the key deal points by signing a written Letter of Intent (LOI). While the attorneys begin to prepare the purchase agreements and schedules, pointing toward a ...

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You got a bad review online? Some tips on how to handle it (access required)

Negative online reviews may be hard for small businesses to avoid — even companies with many happy customers can get panned. Marketing consultants, who help companies keep a positive image, say owners should never ignore a bad review, and instead ...

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