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Renowned architect embraces Boise main library project (access required)

International architect Moshe Safdie designs on the grandest scale: Raffles City in Chongqing, China; Marina Bay Sands in Singapore; and dozens more. Architectural Digest spotlighted 11 iconic Moshe Safdie buildings in 2016. And now the Somerville, Massachusetts-based Safdie Architects is ...

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Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK’d by officials

U.S. officials have approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway ...

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State approves Bogus Basin ski area snowmaking plan

Deciding whether or not to buy a season pass at Bogus Basin ski area outside Boise might get easier in future years. Idaho on April 17 approved a plan by Bogus Basin Recreation Association officials that involves building a water-storage ...

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US home building rose slightly in March, led by apartments

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U.S. builders broke ground on more apartment buildings last month, pushing up overall home construction 1.9 percent. The Commerce Department said April 17 that housing starts rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million, driven by ...

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Icon Credit Union opens Nampa branch

Icon Credit Union has expanded into Nampa by purchasing the former Chase branch building downtown. “We had members banking in Boise, who live in Canyon County, who have requested a branch for several years,” said Amy Rovig, newly hired director ...

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Syngenta expands Nampa facility for corn genetic research (access required)

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta will build an indoor corn genetic greenhouse facility alongside its existing Nampa Research Station on U.S. 20/26 in Canyon County. The $30 million Trait Conversion Accelerator will enable Syngenta to move indoors at one location the ...

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