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Need to buy land? Don’t look for bargains in Twin Falls

Builder David Scaggs has been surprised lately to find land in Twin Falls isn’t any cheaper than it is in the Treasure Valley, even though the latter is widely regarded as a national growth hotbed. In some cases, Scaggs, owner ...

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Construction proceeds on a new American Falls intermediate school (access required)

After foundation work last fall, American Falls School District in May launched into construction of a new $8.95 million intermediate school to serve third, fourth and fifth graders starting in August 2019. The new 39,669-square-foot school is being built on ...

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Construction job growth in Idaho remains strong if not scintillating (access required)

Construction job growth over last year ranged from 4 to 8 percent in June across most of Idaho, bringing the statewide total of construction workers to 47,500, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Idaho as a whole ranked ...

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Street art comes to an alley in Idaho Falls (access required)

Boise’s Freak Alley has a spinoff in Idaho Falls called Pugsslane. Gibby Smede started doing graffiti art or street art a year or so ago in a narrow downtown alley as a high school senior project at Compass Academy, an ...

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Report faults University of Idaho over sex assault complaint

An independent investigation has found that insufficient education and understanding of policies contributed to the University of Idaho’s botched handling of a woman’s sexual assault complaint against a football player. The report, made public on July 31, also says lack ...

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Greener Burke Shoemaker attorneys join Parsons Behle and Latimer

Five Greener Burke Shoemaker PA  attorneys are joining the Boise office of Parsons Behle & Latimer, a Salt Lake City-based law firm. Greener Burke founders Richard H. Greener, Christopher C. Burke, and Fredric V. Shoemaker, will join Parsons Behle as ...

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Survey: Most businesses planning new hires, raises

Nearly three quarters of businesses plan to increase wages and about one third plan to hire workers over the next six months, according to a recent survey that paints a rosy view of the economy. Seventy-two percent of businesses plan ...

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Historic Bonneville Hotel in Idaho Falls set for renovation (access required)

An $10 million overhaul of the 1927 Bonneville Hotel in downtown Idaho Falls is due to start in September, nearly two years after Boise-based The Housing Company was awarded the development agreement. The Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency is purchasing the ...

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