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The new generic top-level domains: Protecting your trademarks

Virtual real estate on the Internet is one of the best pieces of property that a business can own. A good website and a simple domain name, such as [yourtrademark].com or [yourtrademark].net, are easy and effective ways to attract and ...

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The importance of contract review (access required)

Every construction project starts with the contract: It is the cornerstone of the project and is for all purposes the rulebook. A good contract defines the scope of the work, sets the budget, dictates the schedule, and governs the parties’ ...

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An introduction to design-build for public project delivery (access required)

The traditionally widespread requirement that public owners use only the “design-bid-build” method for project delivery has been relaxed. Instead of preparing a design and then selecting a low-bid contractor, certain public owners in Idaho, Washington and Oregon (and elsewhere) have ...

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R&D tax credits add to benefits of green building (access required)

This is an encouraging time to be in construction.   For the first time in almost a decade, all of the biggest parts of the industry are expanding. Additionally, more clients are willing to pay increased construction costs for green ...

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So, can we declare a breakdown? (access required)

Have you ever been working on a project and felt bogged down, stuck or frustrated about the lack of progress? Perhaps you pushed harder, conducted more meetings or sent more emails, and still failed to gain real traction. When a ...

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Iconic Stagecoach brings cackleberries back to Garden City

If you remember Shrimpkin, Famous Jumbo Prawns and cackleberries, you’ll be happy to know they’re back. Thanks to co-owners Wanda Martinat, a former Stagecoach employee from 1989 to 2003, and Friday night regulars Fred and Francie Oliver, you can revisit ...

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Blog content that’s relevant will draw readers (access required)

Many law firms offer blog sections on their websites, but even a casual survey shows that these tend to be the least loved areas of an otherwise informative site. Posts may have last been updated a year ago or longer, ...

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Idaho’s Telehealth Access Act: Another step toward reform (access required)

Many Idaho businesses would argue that relief from ever-increasing insurance premiums is long overdue. The passage of the Idaho Telehealth Access Act might bring part of that relief. To reduce health care costs, a primary objective of the Patient Protection ...

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To lease or to buy: That is the quandary

Jack has decided to take a leap and start his own business. He has put together a marketing plan, gathered a team of great advisers and arranged for financing. He has a few pieces of equipment, but also has a ...

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EEOC opens the door to employer-sponsored wellness programs (access required)

Wellness programs are a new trend in the workplace thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that encourages employers to implement these programs. However, not all employers have been quick to jump on board, due in part to ...

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