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Officials consider spending $11M on crowded Caldwell jail

Idaho county officials are considering spending $11 million for steel trailers to house female inmates at a crowded Caldwell detention center. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported May 2 that Canyon County officials are looking at installing temporary inmate housing in the ...

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US construction spending drops 1.7 percent in March

U.S. construction spending dropped 1.7 percent in March, the biggest setback in 11 months, with weakness in a number of sectors including the biggest plunge in home building in nine years. The March decline was the first monthly drop since ...

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Owners of Boise homes destroyed by slide settle lawsuits

The city of Boise has agreed to pay five homeowners $275,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a hillside started sliding and destroyed the homes. City spokesman Mike Journee tells the Idaho Statesman in a story on April 27 that ...

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With workers in short supply, robots take on construction tasks (access required)

Combine a longtime shortage of skilled workers with advancements in robotics technology, and construction firms may be poised to change how they do business altogether. Since the end of World War II, construction has consistently proved to be one of ...

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Retracting bollards, new irrigation and tree work ties up Eighth Street (access required)

Eighth Street is getting a spring makeover before the Capital City Development Corp. hands over ownership of its two-block stretch of the downtown event street to the city of Boise. CCDC is focusing on the furnishings area between the sidewalks ...

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