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Eyeing a brighter, more energy-efficient future (access required)

A new space in Southeast Portland is being used for study and advancement of energy-efficient lighting systems. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Connected Lighting Test Bed, three to five  engineers at a time work in the research facility. The goal ...

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A building boom at Brigham Young campus in Rexburg

With its student body size more than doubling since fall 2007, Brigham Young University – Idaho, in Rexburg, has been working to expand its campus footprint to match, with a series of six major projects constructed since 2010. Student enrollment ...

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Bingham Memorial adds heart and kidney care center in Idaho Falls

Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital will build a $15 million, 25,000-square-foot surgery center and catheterization laboratory in Idaho Falls that specializes in heart and kidney care. The Idaho Falls Pioneer Vascular and Surgery Center will be the second such facility for ...

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When it comes to natural disasters, public is willing to pay a hefty price (access required)

As Houston grew, few developers gave much thought to potential flood damage when they tackled projects. Parking was a bigger consideration than where water from storms like Hurricane Harvey would go. “Continually paving over parts of the city invites flooding,” ...

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US construction spending rebounded 0.5 percent in August

U.S. construction spending rebounded 0.5 percent in August after two months of contraction, helped by strength in home building, and commercial and government construction. The climb came after declines of 1.2 percent in July and 0.8 percent in June, the ...

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My Place hotel opening in Twin Falls (access required)

My Place Hotels of America plans to open its second Idaho hotel in mid-October just west of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls. The 64-room economy extended-stay hotel is independently owned by franchisee MPI Investment Group, ...

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