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    Boise, Idaho, construction worker Dave Checkitts is back to his trade laying hardwood floors, and making $16/hour, after years of struggling to make ends meet delivering pizza and doing other odd jobs.

    - Mitchell Hartman

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    New homes going up at the Harris Ranch subdivision in Boise, Idaho.

    - Mitchell Hartman

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    44th Street Wineries in Garden City, Idaho, minutes from downtown Boise, is home to three urban wine cellars: Cinder (winemaker Melanie Krause at right), Telaya and Coiled.

    - Mitchell Hartman

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    Winemakers and staff of three urban wineries in the Snake River Valley: Telaya Wine, Coiled Wine, and Cinder Wine.

    - Mitchell Hartman

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    Travis Hunter of Boise Hunter Homes outside a new model home in the Harris Ranch development. Houses like this are on the market for $299,000. Several more are under construction nearby.

    - Mitchell Hartman

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    Micron Technology headquarters in Boise, Idaho. The company just built a multi-million-dollar R&D facility here.

    - Mitchell Hartman