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Why give criminals a second chance? (access required)

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, “Who here doesn’t need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.” Why do criminals need ...

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Does your business have a will? (access required)

A business is like a family in many ways. The decision-makers or principals at the center of each family, business, or family business must have a love or concern for that entity, and must be able to communicate appropriately to ...

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Airbnb’s growth pits hoteliers against homeowners

New hotels are rising in Idaho cities, in some cases for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, another lodging-related issue is also bubbling close to the surface: How to handle Airbnb and other sites that allow homeowners to rent rooms ...

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Building health: Future diagnoses (access required)

We have all experienced reports in recent months of bad air quality in the area due to nearby wild land fires, which are often accompanied by the suggestion to stay indoors to protect your health. While poor outdoor air quality ...

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Stay on top of trends in website design (access required)

Designing and launching an award-winning website, or even a functional one, does not allow you to rest on your laurels. With the shift towards mobile views and the still significant importance of search engine optimization, sites need to have content, ...

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Cultural awareness is crucial to a mediator’s success (access required)

In most contested matters, mediation should be considered as an option in resolving even the most complicated divorces. Mediation is generally less emotionally wrenching for the people involved than a trial, can be substantially less expensive, and helps to keep ...

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Choosing the next-level leader for a family business (access required)

Imagine starting a business that specializes in building tiny houses. Potential new customers are contacting you daily. Two of your children have joined you, and the business has grown. So far, all business leadership aspects have been handled within the ...

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New federal trade secret law affects Idaho employers (access required)

Employers are revising their agreements with employees as a result of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, of 2016. Those revisions will affect agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, that restrict an employee’s use or ...

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Trucking regulation tips for contractors (access required)

Transportation of supplies and materials to a construction site is the lifeblood of a successful project. To meet this end, contractors big and small own and operate fleets of commercial motor vehicles to carry out their construction activities. Many contractors, ...

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Want change? Define it and then drive it (access required)

Whether you are driving change or scrambling to react to it, see it as a beacon of hope or specter of doom, for most of us, our world is in a constant state of flux. It doesn’t have to be ...

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