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ICOM seeks to build ‘medical school of the future’

Construction of what is intended to be Idaho’s first medical school is on budget and three weeks ahead of schedule, now with a planned completion data of sometime in May 2018. “It could not be going better,” said Robert Hasty, ...

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Fire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabin

An explosion in a fireplace caused a fire that consumed a house and killed four people, the Idaho state fire marshal said. The explosion, which occurred June 30 at Tamarack Resort, was ruled accidental, Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl said Sept. ...

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Habitat restoration has become big business (access required)

Mike Herrick used to see the same three other guys at each pre-bid job walk when he started pursuing habitat restoration contracts. These days, he’s joined by around 30 other company representatives vying for a job. Habitat restoration has been ...

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Metro Community Services will consolidate at Sky Ranch Business Park

Metro Community Services will consolidate all its services at a new $1.3 million, 13,392-square-foot facility set to open in summer at the new Sky Ranch Business Park in Caldwell. Metro is a Caldwell nonprofit human services agency that provides assistance ...

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Overlooked Joplin Road, below HP, could get apartments, condos, townhomes (access required)

Where westbound Chinden Boulevard rises to reach Hewlett-Packard, Joplin Road drops to an assortment of fields, storage areas, the region’s wastewater treatment plant, a gravel pit and the Boise River. As developer James B. Roberts walked some Joplin Road acreage ...

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US housing starts fall in second monthly drop

Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building. The overall drop occurred even though would-be homebuyers face ...

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