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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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Idaho Supreme Court will hear two abortion lawsuits in early August

By: - July 1, 2022

Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect the reason for the Idaho Supreme Court’s hearing in early August. The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated its original plans for a hearing on a Texas-style abortion law and will use the same date to hear specific arguments related to how that lawsuit and another challenge to […]

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People’s Pen publication under investigation by Idaho AG for alleged sunshine law violation

By: - June 30, 2022

The Idaho Attorney General’s office is investigating a publication called The People’s Pen after a North Idaho resident filed a campaign finance complaint alleging it is not a newspaper but an electioneering piece produced and paid for by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck said the secretary’s office is […]

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Idaho attorney general, tax commission warn of scam targeting homeowners

By: - June 28, 2022

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission issued a warning Tuesday about a mail scam that targets Idaho homeowners, saying individuals have reported receiving a flyer in the mail about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program. The notice implies it is from the Idaho State Tax Commission or another government entity, but it […]

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Planned Parenthood files Idaho Supreme Court lawsuit to block abortion trigger law

By: - June 27, 2022

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday, Planned Parenthood and one of its abortion providers filed a new lawsuit with Idaho’s Supreme Court to block its trigger law banning nearly all abortions. That law is scheduled to go into effect within the next two months. Planned Parenthood announced the lawsuit in a press release on […]

‘Ukraine must win’: Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv

By: - June 27, 2022

U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv over the weekend to discuss the ongoing Russian assault on Ukraine, according to a press release. Risch, who is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also toured the cities of Kyiv, Irpin and Hostomel to observe the destruction and […]

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Lobbying or campaigning? Idaho political organizations did both before primary election

By: - June 27, 2022

Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle, started hearing about the messages reaching his constituents in mid-February, right in the middle of the legislative session. “Sen. Jim Woodward partnered with far-left Democrats to kill a bill to protect parental rights in Idaho,” a Facebook ad that ran from Feb. 16 to 27 read.  “FACT: Sen. Jim Woodward, a […]

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Idaho attorney general says abortion ban likely to take effect in late August after SCOTUS decision

By: - June 24, 2022

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that determined a person’s constitutional right to seek an abortion, a move that will make abortion illegal in nearly all cases in 13 states, including Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The decision follows a report in early May […]

Want to estimate your property tax bill? The Idaho State Tax Commission has a tool for that.

By: - June 17, 2022

Residents in 38 Idaho counties can estimate their 2022 property taxes by using a calculator on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website, according to a press release. To use the estimator, you’ll need the net taxable property value and tax code area information listed on your property tax assessment notice. Estimates may not include levies […]

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Sticker shock: Idaho property owners react to soaring assessed home values 

By: - June 16, 2022

Shondi Mortimer bought her home in northwest Boise for $289,500 in 2016, when she was still married and pregnant with her sixth child. Now, as a divorced single parent with three boys still living at home, she received her property tax assessment in the mail that valued her home at $609,700 — up $90,000 just […]

‘I’ll genuinely miss it’: Idaho House’s chief clerk takes new job with national group

By: - June 14, 2022

Toward the end of the 2022 legislative session in March, after one of the only sick days she ever took in her 10 years at the Idaho Legislature, Carrie Maulin rasped and coughed her way through reading the full text of multi-page bills — an exercise that is normally unnecessary but can be forced by […]

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Idaho political leaders, groups react to reports of Patriot Front arrests in Coeur d’Alene

By: and - June 13, 2022

Law enforcement officers in Kootenai County arrested a truckful of men on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to riot during a Pride in the Park event in Coeur d’Alene. The group included a leader and members of the white nationalist group Patriot Front, according to reports. The 31 men came to North Idaho from at […]

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Idaho Democratic legislators to governor: Call special session for gas tax holiday

By: - June 8, 2022

Two Democratic legislators delivered a letter Wednesday to Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s office asking him to call a special legislative session to consider a six-month holiday on the gas tax, according to a press release. “(House and Senate Democrats) call on you to convene a special legislative session to enact a 6-month gas tax holiday […]