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Contactless payments: safe, clean transactions during COVID

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the nation, stores and shopping in general have had to adjust. For businesses that decide to reopen, customers and employees are provided with safety measures such as masks, plexiglass shields, and more sanitary forms ...

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Leveraging your private banker during the COVID-19 recession

As Idaho navigates economic turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for high-net-worth individuals to have a skilled private banker in their corner. A private banker can also serve as a trusted ally and guide in helping ...

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Addressing COVID-19 workplace safety liability practically

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PORTLAND, OR — As Oregon slowly, albeit uneasily, moves through reopening phases, employers and employees are becoming increasingly concerned about health and safety in the workplace. Since the pandemic took hold in March, Oregon OSHA has received 5,500 workplace complaints ...

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Idaho budget positioned to handle impacts of COVID-19

Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19. How, in the middle of a global pandemic, did we manage to do that? Through conservative principles of governing. In late March, shortly ...

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How small firms can protect finances in reopening economies

In the early stages of COVID-19, many small business owners were facing dire circumstances. A survey from Goldman Sachs reported 51% of small business owners could function for zero to three months during the quarantine. The survey underscored the pressures ...

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As mask rules get tighter in U.S. West, opposition gets loud

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county became the latest battleground in the debate over face masks after local residents pushed back against stricter rules in a virtual face-off with public health officials. The scene in Gallatin County located near ...

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Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a dozen countries who otherwise would have had to wait months, because of ...

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GM CEO expects virus to ebb, economic recovery by early 2021 (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — The auto business used to be pretty simple. Crank out vehicles that people want to buy and collect profits. It’s gotten a whole lot more complicated since Mary Barra took over as CEO of General Motors in ...

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Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in justice institutions

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the criminal justice system. One such challenge is reducing the spread of COVID-19 within justice institutions. The nature of incarceration poses grave risks to individuals serving prison sentences or incarcerated while awaiting trial. Through ...

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