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Processing election rhetoric? Best to do it at home.

Like most people who are paying attention to this season’s presidential race, I have read and heard things over the past few weeks that have caused genuine soul-searching. It’s hard to process all of it. My first impulse is to ...

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Coming soon: paid sick leave for federal contractors (access required)

On September 29, the United States Department of Labor published final rules implementing Executive Order 13706 mandating up to seven days of paid sick time for employees who perform work on certain federal contracts. The rules will go into effect ...

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A new Boise delikatessen holds the key to this Austrian’s heart

I challenged Jamie Webster on the Facebook page for Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen when he announced he was opening a German-Austrian-Swiss deli on Vista Avenue on the Boise Bench. Just how Austrian would this place be? “Will you be carrying the ...

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Do No Harm: Adaptive reuse in healthcare construction

Buildings that are designed and built well can be valuable long after their original intended use is over. More than just a collection of wood, stone, steel and glass, a good building has an intention of exceeding a basic utilitarian ...

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Plan now for business transition (access required)

Many business owners know that planning for the eventual transition of their business provides opportunities to maximize its value and exit on more favorable terms. However, in the real estate and construction industry – where many businesses are family-owned or ...

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Silence is golden

I went to the Neil Young concert on Oct. 3 at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden. It had been a while since I’d attended a rock concert, although I have been to scores of them, and have seen ...

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How to declutter your brain

Skiers, mountain bikers and motocross racers probably already understand the adage “Don’t focus on the obstacles, focus on the path.” People will go where they focus their attention. I learned that lesson the hard way. As I was mountain biking, ...

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Meet the newsroom

I have ended up spending some time on the road over the last few weeks, and putting out the Idaho Business Review from other newsrooms. One, in Boston, is our sister publication Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; another, the Greenfield Recorder in ...

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A frontier hospital that measures success by technology

In 2013 Lost Rivers Medical Center nearly closed its doors for good.  In its third year of bankruptcy, the hospital was so laden with debt ($3.5 million, including millions in back taxes and penalties), it was doubtful the staff would ...

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