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High-end homes going up in Marsing area (access required)

Four homes are under construction at Waterview Estates Subdivision No. 2, a new development along Bruneau Highway just outside Marsing. Property owner Lamon Loucks is developing 24 acres along the Snake River on the Owyhee County side. When it’s finished, ...

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Portland forges new program for affordable commercial space (access required)

The city of Portland is forging a new program to provide affordable commercial space in city-owned buildings. The Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program will offer leases below market rate and technical assistance to selected commercial tenants, with a preference for businesses ...

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Bogus Basin cashiers $6 million to upgrade ski area (access required)

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area has raised $6 million since April, meeting its target for bridging the estimated gap toward its projected $20 million, 10-year master plan. Bogus Basin anticipates $14 million in increased revenue over the next 10 years ...

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Wanted: General contractors willing to work at Idaho National Laboratory (access required)

The Idaho National Laboratory is looking for general contractors and specialty contractors to carry out about $578 million in maintenance and new construction in the next four years. To that end, INL in March invited about 120 contractors from roughly ...

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Former Post Falls Outlet Mall could fill up by summer as refashioned Tedder Business Center (access required)

The Post Falls Outlet Mall’s new life as the Tedder Business Center has drawn 10 new businesses recently. The complex, which was largely vacant until Tedder came along, is now owned by handgun holster manufacturer Tedder Industries. Thomas Tedder acquired ...

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Homedale rehab center expands with private suites (access required)

Owyhee Health & Rehabilitation Center is adding 18 beds, including the Homedale facility’s first private suites. “The market has changed,” said Melissa Truesdell, Owyhee Health’s administrator. “Residents who are going to rehabilitation centers want to rehabilitate in private suites.” The ...

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US new home sales skyrocket 17.5 percent in November

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. New home sales ...

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Fate of federal historic preservation tax credit is up in the air (access required)

Republican efforts in Congress to overhaul the tax code could deal a big blow to historic preservation efforts across the nation. Though a weaker form of the federal Historic Tax Credit, HTC, would remain in the Senate version of proposed ...

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Court: Simplot Foundation must pay taxes on Boise facility

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the J.R. Simplot Foundation was not eligible for a tax exemption while constructing its “urban meeting place” in downtown Boise in the 2015 tax year. In its decision Dec. 21, the state’s highest ...

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