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Adler begins second of seven industrial park buildings (access required)

Artist's rendering of the new building at the AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa. Graphic courtesy of Adler Industrial LCC.

Adler Industrial broke ground on the second 140,000-square-foot building at its AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa. Its twin at 16570 Northside Blvd. was recently completed and is already leased out. Both buildings were designed as distribution warehouse space. “The ...

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CCDC has a garage sale, buys a lot (access required)

CCDC moved forward to buy a triangular-shaped lot on Front Street, across 3rd Street from the Ada County Courthouse. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

Boise’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), met on April 12 for its monthly meeting, where the CCDC board of directors voted to purchase a lot and sell a parking garage, both downtown. Unlike its meetings for ...

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First Idaho Teriyaki Madness opens in Meridian (access required)

Some of the crew of the Meridian Teriyaki Madness restaurant right before opening for the first time.

The first Teriyaki Madness franchise in Idaho opened on April 15 at the corner of Linder and Chinden in Meridian. The Idaho Business Review asked owner Casey Thornton what made Teriyaki Madness any different from all the other teriyaki restaurants ...

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Little to veto limits on gubernatorial emergency powers (access required)

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For the second time this year, Gov. Brad Little spoke to the public directly via live television and streaming internet regarding the actions of the Legislature. Flanked by retired Gov. Butch Otter in person and retired Gov. Dirk Kempthorne virtually, ...

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Mass timber buildings can now be up to 18 stories tall (access required)

rendering of iccu basketball arena

Don’t be fooled by House Bill 143, which is on track to become law. This legislation appears to be a rather mundane update of the Idaho building code, whose amendment usually follows a three-year cycle; however, HB 143 is anything ...

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Mountain Home gains a trade school through redevelopment (access required)

Artist's rendering of the renovated Bealls building in Mountain Home. Graphic courtesy of the City of Mountain Home.

A building trades training school may be coming to the former Bealls Department Store building in downtown Mountain Home. The current owner of the building, the Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency, accepted a proposal from Elmore Development LLC to renovate ...

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Idaho small businesses see only modest economic recovery (access required)

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Long-term trends are emerging on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Idaho’s small businesses, based on data gathered by the U. S. Census Bureau. The census has been surveying small businesses around the country since April 2020 to measure ...

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Idaho Falls to get US-20 free-flowing offramp (access required)

Looking up the off-ramp from northbound I-15 at exit 119. The free-flowing right-turn lane will be at the top of the ramp.

Exit 119 on I-15 is possibly the worst interchange in eastern Idaho. It is the interchange that everyone uses to travel between the interstate and the Idaho National Laboratory complex in Idaho Falls. Every tourist heading to Yellowstone National Park ...

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Housing boom spawns growing pains in Blackfoot (access required)

Home under construction. File photo.

The town that bills itself as the potato capital of the world has growing pains. As one of the few places along the I-15 corridor with buildable land left, Blackfoot is exploding. “There are hundreds — and that’s not an ...

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How sewage, dams affect Lake Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Post Falls Dam in 1950.

Fourth in a series. Although Lake Coeur d’Alene is the subject of a National Academy of Sciences investigation, one already-known problem doesn’t require more study: the input of nutrients into the lake water. The nutrient problem can be summed up ...

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