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Bank of Idaho, Smokin Fins announced for downtown Idaho Falls project

A bank, a popular Boise restaurant chain, and a law firm and pizzeria in Idaho Falls have signed on as tenants for the Boise-based Oppenheimer Development Corp.’s first Idaho Falls development – a two-building-and-plaza project called The Broadway. The Broadway ...

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Arby’s will build a second location in Nampa (access required)

Nampa will get a second Arby’s on 12th Avenue at the former Pizza Hut site near Northwest Nazarene University. PETRA Inc. of Meridian started construction on Jan. 9 and the opening is expected in April. PETRA also built the Arby’s ...

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Idaho begins renovating new state office space ahead of move

The state has begun renovating the first building of the former HP Inc. campus in Boise as Idaho agencies prepare to start moving into the new office space later this year. Workers have started removing tile and carpet embedded with ...

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US new home sales tumbled 9.3 percent in December

Americans cut back their purchases of new homes in December as harsh winter weather dampened demand. The Commerce Department said Jan. 25 that new-home sales skidded 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000. It was ...

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Home Depot to give all hourly workers one-time bonus of up to $1,000

Home Depot is paying out one-time bonuses of up to $1,000 in cash to its hourly workers in the U.S., citing the recent tax overhaul. The home improvement retailer follows others doing the same, including Disney, Starbucks and Walmart. Home ...

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Home court for Idaho Vandals basketball will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena (access required)

photo of u of i basketball arena

The University of Idaho has given naming rights for its future basketball arena in Moscow to the Idaho Central Credit Union following a $10 million cash gift from the Chubbuck-based credit union, both entities announced Jan. 4. Idaho Central Credit ...

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Coeur d’Alene fills long-empty historic Montgomery Ward building

Sitting empty since 2006, the original four-level brick Montgomery Ward building in downtown Coeur d’Alene will be largely filled up by tenants by the end of summer. Three Coeur d’Alene businesses teamed up to buy the 27,000-square foot Wiggett Building ...

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Portland team close to breaking ground on cross-laminated timber building (access required)

The long-awaited Framework building is close to taking root in Portland, Ore.’s Pearl District. Portland developer Project^ plans to break ground in early 2018 on the 11-story mixed-use building. Framework will be the United States’ tallest building to use cross-laminated ...

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Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

President Donald Trump is signing a measure Jan. 23 imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The administration says the decision is part of Trump’s pledge to put American companies ...

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