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Schools in COVID-19 hot spots should begin with remote learning

As positivity rates of the dangerous COVID-19 virus continue to increase in many Idaho communities, the course of action for public schools in those areas is clear — school buildings in communities considered “hot spots” should remain closed and districts ...

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Tips for business owners attending virtual networking events

In April, the Idaho Department of Labor reported a historic high for the state’s unemployment rate, rising to 11.6%. Given the rise in unemployment in Idaho alone, business leaders began searching for new ways to job-hunt. In an era where ...

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Small business helps Idaho recover from COVID-19 recession

When economies recover from a recession, who is the “culprit”? Here’s a clue: In June, U.S. small businesses added nearly 1 million jobs[i]. And yet civic officials deem them unimportant to economic recovery? Let that sink in. Who has led ...

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Planning for an in-person fall at the University of Idaho

It happens every year: Come August, the University of Idaho springs to life as students and faculty return for fall classes in Moscow and at our centers around the state. We are looking forward to that return of students this ...

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As vaccines are on the way, schools need to reopen

The Coronavirus pandemic has been the dominating issue in our country for months now, and with the recent debate surrounding subjects such as unemployment and schools re-opening, it’s important to evaluate the steps the president and his administration have taken ...

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Contactless payments: safe, clean transactions during COVID

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the nation, stores and shopping in general have had to adjust. For businesses that decide to reopen, customers and employees are provided with safety measures such as masks, plexiglass shields, and more sanitary forms ...

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What role should cold, hard cash play in my wealth plan?

Investors often have a conflicted relationship with cash. In down markets, there is a temptation to flee to cash even though you may run the risk of losing out on attractive investment opportunities. In bull markets, the reverse is true: ...

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Leveraging your private banker during the COVID-19 recession

As Idaho navigates economic turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for high-net-worth individuals to have a skilled private banker in their corner. A private banker can also serve as a trusted ally and guide in helping ...

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Addressing COVID-19 workplace safety liability practically

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PORTLAND, OR — As Oregon slowly, albeit uneasily, moves through reopening phases, employers and employees are becoming increasingly concerned about health and safety in the workplace. Since the pandemic took hold in March, Oregon OSHA has received 5,500 workplace complaints ...

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