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How 5 Amateur Arsonists Screwed-up

Bedeviled by sagging bank accounts and burdensome mortgages, some cash-strapped building owners try to burn their way out of debt. Lighting up spilled gasoline or interior gas lines seems like an easy gambit. One flick...

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Law Enforcement Crackdown on Texting & Driving

From April 10 to 15, 2015, law enforcement personnel will be using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. This effort is a part of the national U Drive....

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Blue Cross Cyber Attacks Affect 91 Million

Some Blue Cross policyholders in Idaho and Washington states are among the 91 million people who had their personal information compromised in a cyber-attack. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Premera Blue Cross have...

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New Tech to Stop Drunk Drivers

Can we keep drunk drivers off the road? Must they kill someone with their car after being arrested 10, 20 even 30 plus times for driving drunk before we find the answer. The answer may be a technology that has been...

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Hackers Filed Your Taxes Early

Your income taxes were filed early electronically by hackers looking to steal your tax refund. Can't happen to you? It happened to a close friend of mine, an Idaho resident, who received the IRS 5071C letter informing...

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Insuring Celebs ... Body Parts?

If you were Jennifer Lopez, which body part would you insure? Tough choice! How about Taylor Swift, Bette Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Daniel Craig, or Dolly Parton? Find out which body parts your favorite celebrities...

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ACA - Large Employer Reporting 2015

How to complete IRS forms 1095-C and 1094-C. Two new IRS forms will be required of large employers for the 2015 calendar year due in early 2016 - IRS forms 1095-C and 1094-C. Large employers will want to familiarize...

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11.7M Enrolled In 2015 ACA Health Insurance

Nationwide, nearly 11.7 million consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report...

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Three Hackers Charged In Largest Ever Data Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men in connection to the largest data breach ever, which exposed 1 billion e-mail records from more than 100 different businesses from 2009 to 2012, according to a March...

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Future ACA Health Premium Subsidies Uncertain

The Supreme Court will decide if millions of Americans will lose their premium subsidies if they signed up under the Federal Exchange HealthCare.gov. Fortunately, Idaho and Washington residents will not be effected by...

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7 Dangerous Weather Myths

What should you do during extreme weather events? Tornadoes and hurricanes, lightening, earthquakes, floodwaters, extreme cold - PropertyCasualty360 says, "Misconceptions about the weather can prove to be dangerous or...

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Homeowners Claims & Premiums Rising

The cost of homeowners insurance claims has been increasing at twice the rate of inflation. This is according to a new report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). Despite significant declines in recent years, the...

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The 9 Vehicles With Lowest Death Rates

Improved vehicle designs bring down death rates (IIHS). The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than a third in three years, the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)...

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