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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.

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New free market-focused Idaho policy center wants to have ‘adult debates’

By: - October 5, 2022

The directors of a new policy center that will research topics related to the free market, individual liberty and limited government held an official launch party Wednesday morning on the steps of the Idaho Capitol alongside three Idaho legislators. The Mountain States Policy Center calls itself a free market think tank and plans to issue […]

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Canyon County voters urged to vote absentee leading up to Idaho’s general election

By: - October 5, 2022

Voters in Canyon County are encouraged to vote absentee on Nov. 8 to help reduce long lines and wait times on Election Day, according to a press release from the Canyon County Elections Office. Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto said in the release that the two-page ballot in the May primary led to an average […]

Candidates for Idaho's U.S. Senate seat

Idaho Senate candidates debate federal government’s role in health care, social issues

By: - October 4, 2022

Candidates in the race for one of Idaho’s Senate seats in the United States Congress covered a wide range of issues at a debate held Monday night, with an emphasis on inflation, national debt and abortion. U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, is seeking his fifth term in the U.S. Senate, a seat he has held […]

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Satanic Temple files lawsuit over Idaho abortion laws

By: - October 3, 2022

Idaho faces another challenge to its abortion bans in federal court, but this time from the Satanic Temple, which argues the state’s abortion laws are unconstitutional violations of property rights, the equal protection clause, religious freedom and involuntary servitude. The religious association filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Friday, along with a similar […]

Two hours, three cases — one Idaho Supreme Court hearing will decide fate of abortion laws 

By: - October 3, 2022

When the Idaho Supreme Court convenes on Thursday to hear oral arguments on the merits of three Idaho abortion laws, the state’s trigger ban prohibiting nearly all abortions will have been in effect for exactly six weeks. A Texas-style civil enforcement bill allowing immediate and extended family members to sue medical providers who perform abortions […]

Idaho GOP candidates for Attorney General

First of four October debates between Idaho general election candidates airs tonight

By: - October 3, 2022

Four debates for state and federal elected offices will take place between Monday evening and the end of October will air on Idaho Public Television. Debates will be held for the positions of lieutenant governor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction and U.S. Senate. Incumbent Gov. Brad Little and U.S. Reps. Russ Fulcher and Mike […]

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Organization runs ads in Idaho college town to promote birth control, abortion access 

By: - September 30, 2022

Digital billboards are traveling around Moscow for the next week with various messages from a national nonprofit about reproductive health. “Be conservative. Use birth control.” “Pregnant? You still have a choice.” “They don’t want you to know this. You can still get abortion pills by mail.” One particular advertisement displays a picture of Russian President […]

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger speaking with his attorney, Jon Cox

Former lawmaker files notice of appeal with Idaho Supreme Court in rape case

By: - September 27, 2022

Less than a month after he was sentenced to at least eight years in prison for the crime of rape, former Idaho legislator Aaron von Ehlinger has submitted an appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court, alleging Ada County’s Fourth District Court made several errors during his trial and sentencing. A jury found von Ehlinger guilty […]

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White House calls Idaho abortion laws ‘extreme and backwards’ in response to university memo

By: - September 27, 2022

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement Tuesday calling Idaho’s abortion laws “extreme and backwards” in response to a memo issued by the University of Idaho cautioning employees not to provide reproductive health counseling to students, including abortion, or risk losing their jobs or face criminal prosecution. “To be clear, nothing under Idaho […]

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University of Idaho releases memo warning employees that promoting abortion is against state law

By: - September 26, 2022

The University of Idaho has warned its employees not to provide reproductive health counseling, including abortion, to their students or they may risk losing their jobs or criminal prosecution. According to a memo the university’s general counsel sent to all employees Friday, Idaho law prohibits university employees from promoting, counseling or referring someone for an […]

Idaho Supreme Court pushes abortion lawsuit hearing back one week

By: - September 26, 2022

The Idaho Supreme Court rescheduled Thursday’s hearing in the Planned Parenthood case against the state’s abortion laws to the following week on Oct. 6 because a member of the court is ill, according to a news release. The hearing will determine which of Idaho’s abortion laws, if any, might be struck down by the Idaho […]

Sens. Jeff Agenbroad, Carl Crabtree and Jim Woodward

Political payback? One wealthy donor may have influenced GOP primary defeats

By: - September 21, 2022

Clarification: This article has been updated to reflect that the Idaho Secretary of State’s office said according to statute, candidates who received $3,000 in donations from Larry and Marianne Williams and one of their associated businesses received the legal maximum for a single election.  When three Idaho senators spoke out against a charter school bill […]