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Augmented reality: the next big thing? (access required)

Architects and builders are using innovative systems to look beyond the real world. One of the newest is augmented reality. While virtual reality (VR) systems immerse users in entirely computer-generated worlds, augmented reality (AR) systems overlay information onto real-world settings. ...

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Idaho officials approve land transfer for veterans cemetery

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other statewide elected officeholders approved a land transfer May 16 that is necessary for the construction of an Idaho veterans cemetery in Blackfoot. The four officials on the Idaho Land Board unanimously agreed transferring 40 ...

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ITD will repave I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell in summer (access required)

Interstate 84 will be repaved between Franklin Road in Caldwell and Franklin Boulevard in Nampa on four weekends this summer, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The 7-mile stretch was originally scheduled for repaving in 2018 but heavy pavement deterioration in ...

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US homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects, reflecting a recent surge in sales of newly built homes and a lingering shortage of previously occupied homes on the market. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment ...

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Albertsons to give a resort look to its McCall store

The Albertsons in McCall is getting a two-story resort look, complete with heavy beam-and-timber exteriors accented with stonework. Albertsons arrived in McCall in April 2016 after acquiring the local Paul’s Market as part of the Boise-based supermarket giant’s acquisition of ...

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