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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide (access required)

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in ...

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Oregon tiller manufacturer buys former Boise Cascade plant in Horseshoe Bend (access required)

La Grande, Oregon,-based Barreto Manufacturing has purchased the 145,000-square-foot former mill site in Horseshoe Bend that Boise Cascade shut down in 1998. The purchase for an undisclosed amount closed Aug. 23. The 40-acre property includes two manufacturing buildings adding up ...

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Idaho contractors see spike in theft

Contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants being stolen from building sites. The Idaho Statesman reports Tradewinds General Contracting has had more than $20,000 in losses at one ...

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‘Dig once’ policy could improve Idaho internet (access required)

photo of emmett fiber optic trench

The most expensive part of installing fiber optic cabling to provide high-speed broadband internet to a community is the hole. Because entities such as roads, utilities and irrigation districts regularly dig up the ground anyway, some people are calling for ...

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Construction begins on new Oregon crime lab in Pendleton (access required)

Construction has begun on the new Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton. The East Oregonian reports Fortis Constriction Inc. has started work on the foundation of the nearly $1.25 million project. The city issued a building permit for the 9,500-square-foot facility ...

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IBR celebrates 2018 Top Projects winners (access required)

Boise Centre proved to be the perfect setting for the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Top Projects event on Sept. 13. The downtown convention center’s recent expansion was awarded the Project of the Year honor by the distinguished panel of 12 ...

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