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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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Next generation of pod home design arrives in Portland (access required)

When it comes to local efforts to create the next generation of housing for the homeless, computer-aided saws and plywood will be as instrumental as hammers and nails. “We thought there was some technology that could lead to some really ...

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As Trump strikes down Obama-era rules, builders look for certainty (access required)

With eight months in office now under his belt, President Donald Trump has had the chance to turn talk into walk, signing a number of orders and establishing budget priorities that roll back regulations on business. It’s not surprising many ...

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