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Innovative system helping identify landslide risks (access required)

Minimizing the dangers posed by landslides to people, roads, utilities and rail lines will likely become easier and cheaper thanks to the work of professors at Portland State University and Oregon State University. Adam Booth, assistant professor of geology at ...

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Retreat at Silvercloud adds townhomes on State Street (access required)

Fifty-six townhomes are joining the existing 180-unit Retreat at Silvercloud apartments at State Street and Bogart Lane in Boise. Construction got a late start last year, and a harsh winter slowed progress at the beginning. The two-story townhomes in 11 ...

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Urban planning experts advocate for smaller, smarter development (access required)

Growing cities don’t have to become seas of gleaming skyscrapers, according to Ed McMahon, the Urban Land Institute’s senior resident fellow for sustainable development. He delivered that message last week at the White Stag Block in Portland, Oregon as one ...

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Preparing for the big one (access required)

The Portland City Council is preparing to consider a policy that would require owners of unreinforced brick buildings to retrofit them, and building owners are urging the city to provide financing. Portland has 1,644 unreinforced masonry buildings, according to a ...

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US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September

Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building. The September result left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, the ...

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Bogus Basin is unveiling new attractions as ski season nears (access required)

Locals who haven’t made the drive to Bogus Basin since last ski season will find a number of improvements in and around the Simplot Lodge area. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area has built a 12,000-square- foot heated plaza area just ...

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