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US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction was started at a seasonally adjusted ...

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St. Luke’s Nampa starts new residency program (access required)

NAMPA – The fast-growing Gem State may be leading the way on several fronts, but the state comes up short on the number of doctors serving its growing population. Helping to bridge that gap in a small but meaningful way, ...

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Pilots group names BOI “airport of the year” (access required)

When it comes to safety, Boise Airport has just gotten a thumbs up from the largest airline pilot union in the world. At its 65th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association International named BOI as ...

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Ski-in, ski-out hotel slated for Schweitzer

SANDPOINT – Tamarack Resort isn’t the only mountain recreation spot in Idaho that’s getting a major overhaul this summer. Construction now is underway on a 30-unit, ski-in/ski-out boutique hotel directly adjacent to the existing Selkirk Lodge at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. ...

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With its strong economy, does Idaho still need business incentives?

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With the strong economy and low unemployment rate, some are suggesting that states no longer need to offer incentives to companies to locate or expand facilities. Steve Scranton, chief investment officer for Washington Trust Bank, told the Treasure Valley Chief Financial ...

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Saint Al’s-Nampa achieves trauma center designation

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NAMPA – Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa is elevating the level of trauma care in Canyon County. The hospital announced July 16 that it received a level four designation from the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Program and the Idaho Department of ...

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Forecast: Idaho housing prices to rise further

A new forecast of real estate markets around the nation predicted four Idaho cities will continue to see some of the biggest increases in values over the next year, with appreciation rates north of 9%. Meanwhile, homes sold in Ada ...

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Shovels kick off medical complex development (access required)

MERIDIAN — Shovels went into the ground July 18 as a prelude to construction of a major new medical complex at Ten Mile Crossing. Wielding ceremonial gold and silver shovels, a group of civic and business leaders and government officials, ...

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BSU construction management MBA to be delivered online (access required)

Obtaining a construction management master’s degree for the working adult is one way to advance professionally, even for those who aren’t wearing hardhats. But building time for traditional classroom study into a busy schedule can be a challenge, so Boise ...

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