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Freddie Mac: Housing supply inadequate across U.S.

After nearly a decade of low levels of building, housing stock is too low to meet demand nationwide. New research from Freddie Mac finds that if supply continues to fall short, home prices and rents are likely to outpace income. ...

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St. Luke’s sky bridge hoisted into place (access required)

Construction crews worked quickly over the weekend of Dec. 14-15 to install the new sky bridge connecting the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion with St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. The steel and glass bridge now hangs over Avenue B between East ...

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Couple donates land for future city park (access required)

The city of Boise will soon have some new parkland thanks to a donation from a local family. Aaron and Sue Howell said they will gift the city 16 acres of land in southeast Boise to add to its Ribbon ...

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OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a ...

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AGC bestows SIR award on longtime member (access required)

Idaho Associated General Contractors honored a longtime member with a SIR Award during the organization’s annual banquet, which was held at the Boise Centre on Dec. 6. Evan Goodwin, one of the owners of Sunroc Construction, was given the highest ...

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Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas (access required)

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday ...

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Firms have financial options after disaster

Too often businesses hit by disaster – whether a natural disaster or a man-made occurrence – will close permanently. But with adequate planning – and some help from financial institutions – closure can be avoided. Lenders said that a business ...

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Businesses step up to help launch Children’s Museum of Idaho (access required)

Children in the Treasure Valley have a new place to play, explore and become inspired. The nonprofit Children’s Museum of Idaho, almost a dozen years in the making, opened to the public Dec. 2 at 290 S. Progress Ave. in ...

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