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Ammon ranks No. 1 in study of healthiest housing markets in Idaho (access required)

A recent study by SmartAsset has released the top 10 healthiest housing markets in Idaho. Cities in Northern Idaho primarily ranked toward the top, though Ammon, a city in Eastern Idaho, is the number one healthiest housing market in Idaho, ...

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As some Americans buy dream homes, others face evictions (access required)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Brandi Gee has been living in a Georgia hotel with her son for nearly three months after losing her job and her rental home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Indiana, Jana Miller and her husband jumped at the opportunity to buy their ...

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ITD has a blast with US-95 rock slide cleanup project (access required)

The Aug. 28 blasting at the US-95 rock slide site south of Riggins.

The Idaho Transportation Department awarded Scarsella Brothers Inc. of Kent, Washington, a $3 million contract to clean up the massive rock slide on U.S.-95 south of Riggins. The job includes removing all the rubble from two rounds of blasting, installing ...

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BNSF Railroad building replacement bridge over Lake Pend Oreille (access required)

The tug and barge for driving the piles for the new BNSF railroad bridge over Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint.

BNSF Railroad is building a bridge over Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint that will eliminate the one of the two remaining single-track sections on any of the nation’s transcontinental rail routes. “The project will cost roughly $100 million,” BNSF spokesperson ...

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Kuna moves closer to establishing urban renewal district (access required)

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Kuna could establish an urban renewal district as soon as January, which city officials and some residents hope will allocate money for a list of local improvement projects. Kuna’s economic development department and other partners held a community workshop Aug. ...

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Retail took big hit in 2020. Here’s the Chapter 11 obituaries (access required)

At the end of Idaho’s sixth month of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Idaho Business Review decided to take stock of the state of brick-and-mortar retail business around the state. We began by looking at which had gone under ...

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Q&A: School design consultant: ‘A lot more viruses’ coming (access required)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — As a building and planning firm that specializes in school development, design and construction, Minneapolis-based ICS has plenty of work opportunities these days. In recent months, the firm has advised school districts in Minnesota and beyond on ...

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Kenton Lee, Wendy Rhodes added to Nampa Development Corporation board

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The Nampa City Council confirmed Mayor Debbie Kling’s appointment of Kenton Lee and Wendy Rhodes to the Nampa Development Corporation board of commissioners at the council meeting Aug. 17. Lee and Rhodes will begin their term on the board on ...

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