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US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

A worker at a home construction site in east Boise.

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy. The Commerce Department said April 25 that new-home sales ...

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Flynner Design and Build is now Goodwell-certified


Flynner Design and Build is the second organization to receive certification from the Boise coalition Goodwell, which seeks to improve the treatment of workers around the world. Goodwell grades companies on 11 metrics such as how many employees make wages below ...

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Meridian mixes new park, YMCA, St. Luke’s, Hillsdale School at The Hill

Construction started in January on a full-service YMCA that will be located alongside the new Hillsdale Park at Amity and Eagle roads in Meridian. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Imagine a park with an elementary school, a YMCA, a library, an innovative medical center and a large farmhouse at its edges. Nobody in Meridian was thinking such things four years ago. Then David Turnbull met Marti Hill at Hill’s ...

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Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa. The state transportation board unanimously voted April 21 to reconstruct existing lanes, as well as add additional ...

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Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Post Falls see demand for multifamily housing (access required)

The Lake Apartments are a 43-unit apartment project designed by Tom Wilson of Momentum Architecture, and the builder is Glenn Construction. Drawing courtesy of the city of Coeur d’Alene.

While much of the attention toward Idaho’s growth is focused on the Treasure Valley, business is booming in northern Idaho as well, with the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Sandpoint reporting increased demand for multifamily housing. Some of ...

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BSU fine arts building set to start construction in May

The Boise State fine arts building will make a provocative statement along Capitol Boulevard. Image courtesy of Boise State University.

Boise State University will break ground May 2 on the fine arts building along Capitol Boulevard. The five-story, 97,222-square-foot structure will serve as the new, consolidated home for an art department that is now scattered among seven buildings on campus, ...

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