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Ortho clinic confirmed for Boise’s West End (access required)

St. Luke's Health System will build a four-story orthopedic facility at 27th Street and Fairview Avenue in Boise. Image courtesy of St. Luke's Health System.

St. Luke’s Health System for the first time Oct. 20 acknowledged plans to build a 230,520-square-foot orthopedic facility at 27th Street and Fairview Avenue . St. Luke’s plans to consolidate three orthopedic surgery centers in Boise and Meridian and other ...

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Parker Technical Education gives students the feel of the industry (access required)


The Parker Technical Education Center building on the North Idaho College Career and Technical Education site has been a long time coming, but it is expected to fill the needs of both students and industry for years to come. “I’ve ...

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Innovative system helping identify landslide risks (access required)

The Elk City landslide in central Idaho in 2016

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)

Retreat at Silvercloud is adding 56 townhomes to its existing 180 apartments at State Street and Bogart Lane. Photo by Teya Vitu.

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)

Bryce Palmer, a LCG Pence, epoxies a hole while reinforcing masonry on the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine project in 2011. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC

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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