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New steps will grace the entrance to Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist will build new steps that match the Romanesque design of the cathedral. Image courtesy of INSIGHT architects.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Boise is redoing its steps to match its Romanesque architectural style. Idaho’s 105-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral installed its existing concrete steps in 1993. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise intends to start ...

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US homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March

Construction work on a home in Boise. File photo.

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released March 15 jumped to 71 this month. ...

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Bill banning government influence in elections clears House

The Idaho House has passed legislation banning cities, counties and school districts from using public resources to influence an election. Republican Rep. Jason Monks, the bill’s sponsor, said that municipalities are improperly using taxpayer dollars to influence the public rather ...

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Northwest Neurobehavioral Health is building a new Meridian office (access required)

Northwest Neurobehavioral Health's new office will be custom designed for its needs. Image courtesy of C|T|Y Studio.

Construction started at the end of February at the Gramercy District in Meridian on a new office for Northwest Neurobehavioral Health. The Meridian multi-disciplinary diagnostic and treatment center has expanded several times in existing space at the nearby Goldstone Center ...

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2 sweeping transportation funding bills introduced in Idaho

Two sweeping transportation funding proposals were introduced in the Idaho Legislature on March 10, providing a first look at what legislative leaders will spend their time doing in the final weeks of the session. However, the proposals introduced in the ...

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Awaiting litigation, Ketchum finds another way to impose affordable housing fees (access required)

Ketchum City Hall. File photo.

As Ketchum’s ordinance to have developers include affordable housing in certain projects remained tied up in litigation, the City Council on March 6 approved on emergency motion to move forward with the spirit of the ordinance through individual agreements with ...

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Idaho panel introduces new transportation funding bill

Surplus general funds would continue to be funneled to transportation projects in Idaho for another five years under a newly introduced plan. Rep. Joe Palmer, chairman of the House Transportation and Defense Committee, pitched his so-called surplus eliminator proposal to ...

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