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Kootenai County Going Paper-Less

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners have launched a "Paperless, Paper-Lite and Wireless" initiative to cut down the amount of paper used at the courthouse and improve communications between departments. In a news release, the board said: "As state and county governments continue to address tight budgets, we are diligently seeking to identify practices to improve the most effective use of our limited resources. Accordingly, we have recently undertaken an enhanced effort to become paperless, paper-lite and wireless in order to increase efficiencies and streamline productivity by maximizing the use of technology." Commissioners have now gone paperless for their business meeting and medically indigent appeal hearings, using laptops and electronic hearing packets, contracts and documents. Idaho funds from the lottery system will pay $84,103 of the total cost of $104,690 for the initiative. Complete news release here.

Question: How much do you rely on paper in your office?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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