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State transportation department says $13.1M was saved by refinancing highway bonds

Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the state has saved $13.1 million in interest costs after refinancing bonds designates to improve the state’s aging highways. ITD announced Oct. 12 it worked with the Idaho Housing and Finance Association to ...

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North Star Charter starts work on its expansion

North Star Charter School in Eagle has started work on an expansion plan that will transform six acres of rough, grassy area into a football field encircled by a track, a bigger playground, a fenced-in court sports area, a fitness ...

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Bonneville homeowners pay a growing price for growth

Patrons in the Bonneville School District are paying one of the highest levy rates in the state to support local population growth, according to an analysis by Idaho EdNews. Recently added to the local tax bill was an “emergency” levy, ...

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St. Luke’s charts expansion in McCall (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System will build a new hospital in McCall, nearly doubling the size of the existing hospital. Technically, the work is being described as a remodel and expansion of the existing 47,000-square-foot building, which was built in 1956.  ...

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Three subdivisions are sprouting in Blackfoot (access required)

The eastern Idaho city of Blackfoot is seeing its first housing subdivisions move forward since about 2003, city officials said. Three subdivisions with a combined 139 homes have been submitted, said Kurt Hibbert, Blackfoot’s planning and zoning administrator. “Two are ...

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