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Idaho school districts are making buildings safer (access required)

With school shootings nationwide and several threats in Idaho, Idaho schools are taking steps to make their buildings safer for students. A number of districts that are building new schools indicated that they are incorporating security features, particularly secure vestibules ...

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A word with Tiffany Quilici of Roaring Springs, Pinz and Wahooz

Tiffany Quilici is the longtime sales and marketing director at Roaring Springs Waterpark, Wahooz Family Fun Zone & Pinz Bowling Center, a trio of amusement offerings for children and adults that has been growing along a 36-acre parcel near I-84 ...

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Costs rose, but new home construction showed modest growth in Q4 (access required)

New construction homes accounted for 16.4 percent of all single-family homes for sale in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 14.2 a year earlier, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The median price of new single-family ...

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Idaho Landfill to Start Turning Trash Into Gas Energy in May

Officials say a landfill in southern Idaho could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes as early as May. The Milner Butte Landfill near the town of Burley produces methane and other gas from millions of tons of decomposing ...

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Wahooz adds big event center in Meridian (access required)

Meeting space capacity will triple to 600 in Meridian by November as a new $4.5 million, 12,500-square-foot Galaxy Event Center opens at Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Meridian may be the second largest city in Idaho but, as of now, meetings, ...

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US home construction jumps 9.7 percent in January

Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent in January to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The Commerce Department said Feb. 16 that housing starts came ...

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