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HHPR opens engineering office in Moscow (access required)

Moscow native Scott Sumner opened a Moscow office for the HHPR civil engineering firm. Photo courtesy of HHPR.

Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc., a Portland civil engineering firm, opened its first Idaho office in Moscow in May primarily to handle road projects, apartment projects, and bringing school sites up to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...

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Affordable housing, with a twist (access required)

Pedro Pacheco, a visiting architecture professor on sabbatical from Monterrey, Mexico, will be working with PSUÕs Center for Public Interest Design through next June. Photo by Sam Tenney of the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In architect Pedro Pacheco’s perfect world, everyone would have a home and every building resource would be sustainable. Such dreams come from Pacheco’s childhood in a low-income family in Oaxaca, Mexico. As the son of an artisan in the pre-Columbian ...

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Idaho to stop enforcing booze restriction law

Businesses licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists ...

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Wandervans is hitting the road (access required)

Chris Cook and his dog Stanley, display features of of his Wandervans vehicle, 19 September 2016, photo Patrick Sweeney

Boise-based Wandervans has found an investor and will expand to four new markets within the next year. Wandervans rents vans for camping. Chris Cook, a computer engineer and avid traveler,  launched Wandervans in May with three modified Ford Transits that are fitted with ...

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