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A new kind of bridge to withstand earthquakes (access required)

Bridge construction may take a big seismic step forward if a new span in Seattle performs as expected. “I think over time this could become one of the more common methods of resisting earthquakes,” said Tom Baker, an engineer with ...

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Idaho governor allows $320M road plan to become law

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter allowed a nearly $320 million transportation funding plan to become law on April 11, despite lodging many criticisms against key aspects of the measure. “Transportation has been one of the central focuses and primary frustrations ...

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If you build it, they’ll stay; boomers remodel their homes

If you build it, they will stay. The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes. Home remodelers say ...

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A lifestyle project for the cannabis crowd (access required)

Portland, Ore. may be about to see what the next generation of marijuana facilities looks like. A group of entrepreneurs is proposing to build an indoor and outdoor marijuana growing facility, a retail storefront, a research and development building and ...

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Bown Crossing library plots eye-popping architecture for Boise’s southeast side (access required)

Seventeen years later after planning began, the Library! at Bown Crossing expects to open June 1, or earlier, to give the southeast side of  Boise its first library. The library will have 40,000 books, 24 computers, a nook with a ...

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