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Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris is an award-winning journalist who has covered many topics across Idaho since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University. Moseley-Morris started her journalism career at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, followed by the Lewiston Tribune and the Idaho Press.

Idaho established a housing trust fund in ‘92, but it was never funded. What happened?

By: - July 23, 2021

Headlines about housing from 1992 editions of the Idaho Statesman feel eerily familiar. Growth puts squeeze on number of available rentals in area Report says Idaho has housing woes Officials look for ways to ease growth burden Forum focuses on need for more affordable housing That year, Cecil Andrus — Idaho’s most recent Democratic governor […]

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Idaho Department of Lands seeking temporary workers for firefighting efforts

By: - July 20, 2021

The Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, which stocks and maintains wildland firefighting equipment and supplies, is in need of more truck drivers and warehouse workers to assist with the severe fires burning across the state, according to a release. Wildfires in Idaho and across the West are depleting resources, the release stated, and there is […]

Idaho Reps. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, and Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton

Rep. Priscilla Giddings to face ethics committee in August for two complaints

By: - July 20, 2021

According to the Idaho Legislature’s House Journal, the House Ethics Committee has received two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, alleging conduct unbecoming of a representative which is detrimental to the integrity of the House as a legislative body. The journal states the committee conducted a preliminary investigation and found probable cause exists that […]

More than $150 million still available to Idahoans for COVID rental assistance

By: - July 20, 2021

Of the $175 million in emergency rental assistance funds available to the Idaho Housing and Finance Association through federal coronavirus relief funding allocated in March, a little over 5% — or $9 million — has been distributed to Idahoans outside of Ada County so far. The program is meant to help individuals who need help […]

Downtown Boise from the Boise Depot

Boise realtor foundation donates $250k for affordable housing developments

By: - July 19, 2021

The Boise Regional REALTORS Community Foundation announced it will donate $250,000 to the LEAP Housing Trust to support affordable housing developments in Elmore, Gem and Ada counties, according to a press release. “LEAP’s Housing Trust was chosen for this gift not only because of what they build, but by doing so, they provide more options […]

‘Canary in the coalmine’: Climate change becoming big factor for Idaho winemakers

By: - July 19, 2021

The Martin Fujishin who grew up working on a farm in Adrian, Oregon, would have made sure the ground between the rows of his vineyard was spotless. But at his 13.5-acre vineyard in Wilder, the ground is seeded with a layer of cover crops — mixed mustard in the spring, winter wheat during the cold […]

Idaho House speaker to appoint different redistricting member due to lobbying requirements

By: - July 16, 2021

One day after announcing local lawyer John Simpson would serve on the Idaho Citizens Committee for Reapportionment, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke will appoint someone else, according to a press release. Simpson removed his name from consideration after learning he was not eligible based on his status as a registered lobbyist. “During the interview […]

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Republican leaders choose three Idaho redistricting commission members

By: - July 15, 2021

The three Republican members of the Idaho Citizens Committee for Reapportionment have been named by party leaders, according to press releases sent on Thursday. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census Bureau data every 10 years. Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, announced the appointment […]

Idaho State Police concerned about increasing fentanyl overdoses

By: - July 14, 2021

Across the state, Idaho State Police are concerned about the availability and use of methamphetamine and fentanyl, which they say is becoming easier to manufacture and distribute and is leading to more overdose deaths. Seven law enforcement officials from around the state, including the chief of police in Twin Falls and the Bannock County sheriff, […]

‘I am not an anti-vaxxer’: Two legislators have different reasons for opposing vaccine mandates

By: - July 13, 2021

Two Nampa legislators were among the six who signed a statement on Monday declaring their opposition to local health care providers requiring employees to be vaccinated — but their reasons for doing so are nuanced. Rep. Rick Youngblood and Sen. Jeff Agenbroad are Republicans who represent Districts 12 and 13, respectively, in Canyon County. They […]

Will Idaho’s special interest groups be a barrier to tax code changes?

By: - July 13, 2021

Editor’s note: This is Part III of an ongoing series examining the various aspects of Idaho’s tax exemptions and lack of a legislative review process. Part I can be found here, and Part II can be found here. There are more than 50 categories of goods and services exempt from taxation in Idaho, according to […]

A model home in Sandpoint

Landowner, developer partner to keep investors out of new N. Idaho housing development

By: - July 12, 2021

Across Idaho, residents have watched helplessly as people and investors flush with cash from other states have swooped up property sight unseen for many thousands of dollars more than the asking price, driving up home prices and pricing others out of the area. Rob Hart, executive director of the Bonner Community Housing Agency, wanted to […]