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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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A note from the editor

It’s almost too good to be true. We can actually go places? Thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine, the pandemic has eased enough, at least in the United States, that people can start to travel. That’s a real boost to Idaho ...

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Idaho tourism recovering from COVID-19

Yes, we are coming back. Idaho and the Boise metro area have already seen the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. As we readjust to today’s version of near-normal, I’m delighted to report that visitors are ready to ...

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How startups can benefit from government auctions

As a new startup founder, you may find that you need to purchase company vehicles or equipment for your business’s operations. Yes, you can turn to the many seller applications and websites out there, but there’s a much safer way ...

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Planning for your long-term care checklist

It’s no secret that people are living longer. In 2018, for the first time in history, people over the age of 65 outnumbered children under the age of five across the globe, according to the United Nations’ World Population Aging ...

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Cybersecurity, the existential threat facing our nation

The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS are just the latest salvos in an ongoing digital war that is putting innocent citizens in its crossfire. Just as the U.S. Intelligence Community once warned about al-Qaeda, they are now ...

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A note from the editor

Traditionally in the news business, things slow down in the summer, as people take vacations, knock off early and otherwise take living easy, to paraphrase George Gershwin. You couldn’t prove it by us. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re ...

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Critical thinking on life support in education committee

When I was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2018, I requested, and was assigned to the Education committee. Given the challenges facing education, such as endless school bonds and levies, a teacher attrition crisis and childhood illiteracy, ...

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