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St. Luke’s builds overnight accommodations for cancer patients in Fruitland (access required)

Backed by $1 million in donations, St. Luke’s Health System will build a 5,235-square-foot respite house in Fruitland for cancer patients traveling from hundreds of miles away for radiation treatment. The $1.6 million respite house will have four guest rooms ...

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US housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said July 18 that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. ...

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Senior living developers describe a saturated market

Developers of senior housing describe a saturated market in much of the Treasure Valley. Jeremy Garner, president of Veranda Senior Living, said several new providers – many without experience – have entered the local market to serve the seniors expected ...

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First Staybridge Suites in Idaho starts construction in Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Structural work started in mid-June on a 96-room Staybridge Suites in Coeur d’Alene. The $18 million, five-story extended-stay hotel will be part of a complex with the Regal Cinemas Riverstone 14-screen movie theater, condominiums, shopping and restaurants in the five-year-old ...

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Construction costs keep going up as tariffs take hold (access required)

With new tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum, the cost of construction materials rose again in June. The cost of inputs to the construction industry increased by 9.6 percent on average from June 2017 to June 2018, according to ...

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Eastern Idaho high school finds lead in water

An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources. Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 ...

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Sprinkler system failed during Ketchum ski lodge fire

Investigators say a failure in the sprinkler system for a Ketchum ski lodge where a massive fire broke out exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building. According to a report written by the Ketchum Fire Department, the April ...

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