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Coffee shop will join the Chevron station in Harris Ranch

The Coffee Mill coffee shop in Harris Ranch will have a two-way fireplace warming the inside and patio. Image courtesy of Steven Tracy.

The man who gave Harris Ranch its first service station in 2014 is now building the first coffee shop for Harris Ranch. Steven Tracy is building the 2,000-square-foot Coffee Mill coffee shop right next to his Chevron station and Ranch ...

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Idaho tops nation in job growth for 2016 (access required)

Workers and equipment at an Eagle construction site last year.

Idaho led the nation in job growth in 2016, mostly because of people moving into the state, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. Idaho added 27,500 jobs between January 2016 and January 2017. The state’s 4 percent growth rate ...

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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

Workers at a home construction site in Boise.

U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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WinCo readies to build second Meridian store (access required)

WinCo Foods purchased these 35 acres in November on Overland Road to build a second WinCo store in Meridian and assorted other retail. Photo by Teya Vitu.

WinCo Foods expects to construction soon on a second Meridian store that will be on Overland Road between Eagle and Locust Grove roads. WinCo purchased 35 acres in November that runs between Overland and Interstate 84. The Boise-based grocery company ...

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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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