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Another endangered species: Historic Idaho courthouses

When people talk about “America’s crumbling infrastructure,” they usually mean roads and bridges. But another piece of America’s infrastructure is crumbling: county courthouses. With some county courthouses dating to the years before Idaho became a state, repairs are due. Apart ...

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Payette study confirms a pent-up need for hotel rooms in western Idaho

Payette City leaders say they’re optimistic about a plan to build their community’s first chain hotel, after a favorable feasibility study. Fifteen miles to the north, officials in Weiser are also encouraged by the findings of the Payette study, believing ...

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St. Luke’s builds overnight accommodations for cancer patients in Fruitland (access required)

Backed by $1 million in donations, St. Luke’s Health System will build a 5,235-square-foot respite house in Fruitland for cancer patients traveling from hundreds of miles away for radiation treatment. The $1.6 million respite house will have four guest rooms ...

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US housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said July 18 that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. ...

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Senior living developers describe a saturated market

Developers of senior housing describe a saturated market in much of the Treasure Valley. Jeremy Garner, president of Veranda Senior Living, said several new providers – many without experience – have entered the local market to serve the seniors expected ...

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First Staybridge Suites in Idaho starts construction in Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Structural work started in mid-June on a 96-room Staybridge Suites in Coeur d’Alene. The $18 million, five-story extended-stay hotel will be part of a complex with the Regal Cinemas Riverstone 14-screen movie theater, condominiums, shopping and restaurants in the five-year-old ...

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