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Building industry is waking up to opioid addiction (access required)

It’s a common story. An employee is injured on the job. While on leave, he takes prescription medication to manage the pain. Cut off from normal life, he becomes accustomed to the pills. When he can longer acquire it legally, ...

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New path sought for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho

photo of transmission line

Federal officials have reopened public comments on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will take comments through Sept. 27 for ...

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Brick surfaces will upgrade Freak Alley and Union Block alley (access required)

Freak Alley has emerged has a major attraction for visitors and locals alike, despite the dumpsters, puddles and uneven pavement. Across the way, the alley behind the historic Union Block building has more puddles and dumpsters. It has no murals ...

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Bridge on Idaho-Oregon backcountry byway replaced

Workers are replacing a bridge on the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway that connects remote areas of southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a news release August 25 said work on the Current Creek Bridge ...

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US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year

Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year’s. The Commerce Department ...

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