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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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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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