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Zillow Group launches Zillow Home Loans

Zillow, the mobile and web real estate powerhouse, is getting into the mortgage business with the launch of Zillow Home Loans. Zillow Home Loans supports Zillow Offers, a direct home purchase program that is now available in nine markets. With Zillow ...

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28-story hotel planned for Salt Lake City convention center

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 28-story glass skyscraper with rounded edges and a glass and textured aluminum exterior is planned to hold a new convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Preliminary plans for the $337 million project ...

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Nez Perce diversify into golf course, hot springs businesses (access required)

For the Nez Perce Tribe, the year so far has been one of business expansion – starting with a hole in one and, more recently, taking the plunge into a hot springs enterprise. The Nez Perce Tribe, which already owns ...

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Construction commences on LDS Temple in Pocatello

Construction has begun in earnest for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Pocatello temple, the sixth LDS temple in Idaho. Workers have started excavating the foundation and rough grading the 12-acre site, the church said on its website. ...

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Mayor: Nampa is a ‘community of potential’

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Amid a skirl of bagpipes, Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, now in her second year in office, said, “I am happy to report that the state of the city is strong and moving forward in the right direction.” The annual speech ...

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe opens event center as part of facility upgrade (access required)

Another Idaho tribal casino is betting that upgrades to its gaming floor and event center will increase visitation. Just two months after the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe unveiled a $35 million casino expansion at its Fort Hall location, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe ...

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Boise Cascade to buy lumber distributor (access required)

Boise Cascade Co. has acquired Birmingham, Alabama-based American Lumber Distributors and Brokers — the fourth regional distributor the wood product company has purchased in the past year. In the last 12 months, Boise has acquired Arling Lumber of Cincinnati, Ohio; Lumberman’s Wholesale ...

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Construction sites taking on a new look with more women

NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing. ...

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Arena plans moving forward at U of I (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously March 14 to approve the University of Idaho’s funding request to build the planned $46 million Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. As part of the financing package, U of I officials asked ...

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