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Report finds noon hour most dangerous for construction workers (access required)

Upending long-held beliefs, a national trades group released a report in June finding that construction accidents are more common at the noon hour than any other time of the day. That was just one piece of conventional wisdom that was ...

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Big ideas, small houses

Dana Zuckerman has done a lot of explaining since she decided to put four very small houses on one third-acre lot in the far reaches of Boise’s North End. The houses, three with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms, ...

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Two young educators team up to build a new charter school in Garden City

Two educators thought they would each build their own charter school in Boise, anchored with their $120,000 Idaho New School Fellowships from Bluum, a Boise-based new school incubator network. After Brad Petersen and Amanda Cox spent time together in the ...

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Whitetail Club opens clubhouse in McCall

A 17,000-square-foot rock-wood-and-window home in McCall has been converted into a long-sought clubhouse for the Whitetail Club private community adjoining Shore Lodge. The lakeside clubhouse offers a restaurant with outdoor patio, an indoor/outdoor bar, a lounge and library, a business ...

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Bi-Mart expects to build a store in Star (access required)

Eugene, Ore.-based membership department store chain Bi-Mart has new stores in the works in Star and Kuna. Bi-Mart should start construction in Star sometime in fall with a projected spring 2018 opening. The Kuna stores behind Ridley’s Family Market on ...

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Two historic Portland highrises are becoming one (access required)

At nine or 10 stories – depending how you count the original mezzanine – the Woodlark Building was one of Portland’s early skyscrapers. When its ribbon was cut in 1912, the Sunday Oregonian declared it “one of the most modern ...

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AGC launches new campaign to keep highway workers safe (access required)

Some 44 percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...

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US housing starts drop for 3rd straight month

Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the shortage of houses for sale might worsen. The Commerce Department said June 16 that housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May ...

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Albertsons gets started on a new flagship store at Broadway/Beacon (access required)

Albertsons started construction June 20 on what will be the grocery chain’s new flagship store located barely a half mile from the company’s corporate headquarters. The new 65,000-square-foot Albertsons at Broadway and Beacon Street will be the chain’s first “premium” ...

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Solar installation increasing rapidly, unevenly (access required)

Solar power continues to shine in the U.S. But adoption across the nation has grown in fits and starts. The solar industry is experiencing rapid job growth, despite accounting for less than 1 percent of all consumed energy nationwide. U.S. ...

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