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Portland system converts wood waste into energy (access required)

Richard DeWolf’s Portland-based company, Versatile Wood Products, specializes in the restoration and remodel of historical doors, windows and cabinetry. In the course of a single year, that work produces a significant amount of wood waste and sawdust, to the tune ...

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US homebuilder sentiment rises in November

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Nov. 16 rose two points to 70 this month. That’s the ...

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AGC will seek more training for construction workers (access required)

Idaho as a state and Boise and Lewiston as metro areas have led the nation in construction job growth at various points in the past year, and the state overall added 7,000 construction jobs in the past three years to ...

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Moscow’s Royal Motor Inn is spiffed up and rechristened (access required)

The Royal Motor Inn street sign has finally been retired in downtown Moscow, two years after the new owners rechristened the mid-century, downtown property the Monarch Motel. The new Monarch Motel sign went up the last week of October, funded ...

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McCall will rebuild four downtown streets

Every spring, the freeze and thaw cycle in McCall cracks the downtown streets, sending city crews rushing to patch up the pavements. The cycle repeats year after year on a base pavement that likely dates back 50 or more years, ...

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CEO of yogurt giant Chobani expands in Idaho despite turmoil

photo of chobani plant

The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company boycotts by far-right bloggers and conspiracy theorists. “I ...

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