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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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International architect to design new Boise main library (access required)

The architect of the 15-year-old Salt Lake City main library and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City – both signature landmarks – will provide the conceptual building design for the new Boise Main Library. The Boise City ...

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Opera Idaho seeks to build its own theater (access required)

Opera Idaho is tiptoeing into building its own theater, ideally suited for opera. The 40-year-old opera, which performs statewide, has staged operas at the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise since 2010 and at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. ...

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An NHL hockey rink finds a home on the roof of a midwestern former Macy’s (access required)

The ambitious overhaul of the former downtown St. Paul Macy’s store was rife with complexities that ran the gamut from an aggressive timeline to a constrained project site fronted by busy Wabasha Street. But arguably the most difficult and unusual ...

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