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Idaho’s Swan Valley offers outdoor fun without the crowds (access required)

Editor’s note: Warm weather is fading away in the Gem State. For those who are already wistful for what Idaho has to offer during the summer months, this story is both a reminder of the state’s vast recreational resources and ...

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Plaza manager changes to meet shifts in building tenancy (access required)

The down economy prompted U.S. Bank Plaza manager Liz Fitzgerald to change how she monitors, and has janitorial contractors maintain, the downtown Boise office building. The change has been subtle given that vacancy remains low at 4 percent. She always ...

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Did you ever … blame the nighttime janitor? (access required)

Occasionally, workers in offices have expressed the thought, “The janitor must have taken it” when they’ve been unable to locate something they believed had been left on or in their desks the night before. How many times has someone on ...

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Cleaning service cuts won’t sit well with tenants (access required)

Cutting janitorial and maintenance service spending on commercial buildings is one way to deal with higher vacancy rates and lower rents, but is not a good idea. Remaining tenants expect good conditions in their buildings and often are entitled to ...

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Getting Lively in The Kitchen (access required)

Lots of families like to gather in the kitchen for coffee, conversation, and good meals. The Lively family likes to gather in The Kitchen for cooking, waiting on customers, and making a living. Steve Lively, a 19-year veteran chef in ...

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Partnership bloomed without business formalities (access required)

Nancy Day and Penny Rice found a vocation, a business partner, and their first client all on the same occasion: a neighborhood cocktail party back in 1985. Day and Rice, virtual strangers who had children at the same elementary school, ...

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Bobbi Fuller fashioned a career out of a health crisis (access required)

In 2006, Bobbi Fuller felt intuitively that something wasn’t quite right with her body. She went in for a mammogram and received the potentially life-threatening diagnosis of breast cancer. The then 38-year-old mother of two underwent a mastectomy and, later, ...

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Attorney serves ‘the regulated community’ through environmental law (access required)

Krista McIntyre, a partner at Stoel Rives in Boise, focuses her practice on environmental law, including environmental permitting and enforcement defense. She defends industrial clients in federal and state Clean Air Act enforcement actions, and counsels clients in the development of ...

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‘Citizens United’ decision raises concerns about judicial elections (access required)

Judicial election watchers worry that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that lifts restrictions on campaign contributions by corporations, unions and other groups will make it easier for judges to be bought and paid for. The decision, Citizens United v. ...

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