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Thoughts on Utah judge’s suspension for online interactions

I’ve written many times about the use of social media by judges. Generally speaking, I’m in favor of judges using social media and oppose arbitrary restrictions on their social media use. For example, I believe that judges should be permitted ...

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The four key ingredients every lawyer needs to succeed

Managing a law practice takes time, and many lawyers find it stressful. Managing your practice successfully is more likely with four key ingredients: goals, confidence, passion and focus. Goals Goals guide a law student’s efforts toward good grades and a ...

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Feeding all our school children is simply the smart thing to do

In early May, media brought attention to a specific instance of a problem that is widespread in the U.S. – school meals for children who do not qualify for free meals, but whose families are struggling to make ends meet. ...

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Letter to the editor: Treasure Valley housing a critical issue

To the editor: First, there was no shelter for homeless people. I wasn’t homeless, so I didn’t speak up except to complain because they weren’t invisible. Next, seniors and people with disabilities on fixed incomes could no longer afford their ...

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Four Ways Private Banking Provides Value to Business Owners

Idaho’s economy is in growth mode and that creates new opportunities for small businesses. But even in good economic times, savvy business owners recognize the importance of giving themselves every possible advantage. That’s why they should consider adding a private ...

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Former Portland Mayor: Find regional solutions to growth issues

Boise is a beautiful city, a great place to relax and enjoy a wonderful combination of God’s handwork and our own. It’s understandable that people, even leaders, might be inclined to relax, enjoy the blessings of this good place and ...

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Now is the time to take care of Idaho’s veteran teachers

Idaho’s most experienced and valuable educators have been ignored under the Career Ladder salary allocation framework for too long. It is imperative we expand on the recent investments in public education beyond early career educators to ensure we are able ...

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Focus on key employees — their first priority is the company

There is a clear difference between good employees and key employees. Good employees, as good as they may be, are replaceable. Key employees, on the other hand, are much more difficult to replace. Good employees are satisfied with just a ...

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Don’t separate the user experience from the customer experience

As a business leader, you know the customer experience (CX) is incredibly important to your business. According to a 2017 Gartner survey, the majority of marketers say they are already competing “mainly on the basis of CX.” Most people understand ...

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