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Idaho women leaders: Step up, step out and lead

Women have kind of been in the news lately. To the tune of millions taking part in the Women’s March on Jan. 21 around the globe. In Boise, nearly 7,000 marched in downtown Boise from the Statehouse to the steps ...

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After recession, focus is on better, not bigger (access required)

Over the past several years, I have shared observations of the construction industry at different points in the recovery from the Great Recession. We now find ourselves going full speed, with more work and opportunity than we have resources. As ...

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Rolling the dice on the Affordable Care Act (access required)

A column discussing the Affordable Care Act is a recipe for immediate obsolescence, right? Perhaps, but the more likely outcome is that we will see the ACA rules on the books for a few months while possibilities for repeal and ...

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Artificial intelligence: The present and future (access required)

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the “singularity,” when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. While AI has been at the heart of many science fiction stories, a growing chorus of tech experts, including Elon Musk, ...

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The complexity of tolerance in the workplace (access required)

Recently I was confronted with the duality of tolerance; and I’ve recognized that both interpretations can be equally powerful in fostering a culture of accountability, camaraderie and respect. Interpretation no. 1: To allow or permit; to refrain from interfering with or ...

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No pressure, but this early-morning decision affects thousands

For the top brass at the Boise School District, making a decision that will affect many thousands of people comes down to getting up in the middle of the night to drive around town. That’s what Superintendent Don Coberly, Deputy ...

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Confessions of a pro bono failure (access required)

A lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono public legal services per year, say the Minnesota’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Since graduating from law school in 2008, I have failed miserably at meeting this aspiration. ...

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This could be the year you decide to run for office

As the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature gets underway, there’s a small difference evident in the makeup of the legislative body. The proportion of women lawmakers has risen slightly from last year, from 27 percent to 30 percent. The ...

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‘Mobile First’ is the surest way to market to millennials (access required)

Millennials are the first generation of mobile users and have officially surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. According to MobCo Media, 1 in 5 millennials are, in fact, mobile-only users. “In the U.S., 83 percent of millennials ...

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Employers have had a roller coaster of a year (access required)

You’ve survived 2016 – barely – and entered the new year. The past one was no doubt a roller-coaster year for employers, filled with tremendous ups and downs. Now that the year is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to ...

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