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Awaiting litigation, Ketchum finds another way to impose affordable housing fees (access required)

As Ketchum’s ordinance to have developers include affordable housing in certain projects remained tied up in litigation, the City Council on March 6 approved on emergency motion to move forward with the spirit of the ordinance through individual agreements with ...

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Idaho panel introduces new transportation funding bill

Surplus general funds would continue to be funneled to transportation projects in Idaho for another five years under a newly introduced plan. Rep. Joe Palmer, chairman of the House Transportation and Defense Committee, pitched his so-called surplus eliminator proposal to ...

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Construction firms face higher costs (access required)

The cost of materials used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released this month by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that ...

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Idaho House panel rejects asbestos lawsuit bill

An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation to curb duplicate lawsuits over on-the-job asbestos exposure after opponents argued the proposal would limit victims’ ability to recover losses. “I’m worried about those who will be coming after me. I know what ...

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Protected bike lanes make space for more cyclists (access required)

New bike lanes usually are not exciting or dramatic projects for engineering firms. They seldom win awards for their efforts. However, Kittelson & Associates in Portland, Ore., earlier this month received such an honor from the American Council of Engineering ...

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