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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Bill prohibiting immunization considerations in child protection cases advances in Idaho Senate

By: - February 6, 2023

After discussions of alleged vaccine-related child protection situations in states as far away as Maine, but none in Idaho, the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill that would prohibit immunization status from being a factor in child protection investigations or termination of parental rights. Senate Bill 1029 will receive a […]


USDA Rural Development announces more than $19 million for Idaho city’s infrastructure improvements

By: - February 6, 2023

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Idaho State Director Rudy Soto announced in a press release that the agency will provide funding to make improvements to the city of Preston’s aging wastewater treatment and collection system. The $19.2 million in funds, $10.3 million of which is grants and $8.9 million of which is loans from […]

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Debate over JFAC voting procedure continues in Idaho Legislature

By: and - February 6, 2023

After four weeks of the 2023 Idaho legislative session, House and Senate leaders are still debating whether and how to change the way the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee votes. As the debate continues behind the scenes at the Idaho State Capitol, JFAC, which is the Idaho Legislature’s powerful budget committee, hasn’t taken any votes on the […]

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File taxes for free through this list of companies recommended by Idaho State Tax Commission

By: - February 6, 2023

Idahoans who earn an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less can file taxes for free through several companies that offer free online filing and preparation services for federal and Idaho individual income tax returns, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. The deadline to file income taxes is Tuesday, April […]

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awards $51 million in water project grants

By: - February 4, 2023

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced it will award more than $51.3 million in construction grants to six drinking water and wastewater systems across the state using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a press release. The projects are part of a $300 million allocation from the federal funds that […]

Records show powerful, wealthy funders outside Idaho back school choice campaign

By: - February 3, 2023

The national special interests groups who have poured millions of dollars into efforts to make education savings account programs a reality in states like Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Wisconsin and New Hampshire are the same donors who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during Idaho’s midterm election to ensure school choice-friendly legislators occupied as many seats […]

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Idaho Unclaimed Property Division says it is ‘bursting at the seams’ with safe deposit boxes

By: - February 2, 2023

The Idaho State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division is “bursting at the seams” with safe deposit boxes that it hopes to reunite with the rightful owners, according to a press release. The state of Idaho is responsible for unclaimed property when businesses and organizations lose contact with the rightful owners of money and other valuables. Businesses […]

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Bill exempting public works contractors from gender considerations on job sites advances

By: - February 1, 2023

The Senate State Affairs Committee advanced a bill to exempt state public works contractors from requirements about gendered multi-use restroom or locker facilities on job sites after a short hearing Wednesday morning. The seven Republican members of the committee voted to send the bill to the Senate floor with a recommendation that it pass, while […]

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Idaho Senate committee sends ballot initiative resolution for amendments

By: - February 1, 2023

After all but two of about 40 individuals testified Wednesday against its passage, the Senate State Affairs Committee of the Idaho Legislature voted to amend a joint resolution to put a question on the ballot that would change Idaho’s constitutional process for ballot initiatives. Many others signed up to testify in opposition, but the committee […]

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Education savings account bill introduced in Idaho Senate committee

By: - January 31, 2023

Idaho’s Senate Education Committee introduced a bill modeled after Arizona’s universal education savings account program on Tuesday, with a stated price tag of $20 million in state funds, according to previous statements from legislators.  Sen. Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton, is a member of the education committee and the bill’s sponsor. The legislation, titled “Freedom in Education […]

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Idaho congressmen sign letter demanding FDA reverse abortion drug decision

By: - January 30, 2023

All four members of Idaho’s congressional delegation signed a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanding that the agency reverse its decision in early January to allow retail and mail-order pharmacies to dispense the abortion drug mifepristone, saying the action violated federal law by disregarding doubts about the safety of the drug. Nearly […]

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Senate Education Committee votes to introduce bill to repeal Idaho’s Blaine Amendment

By: - January 30, 2023

A Nampa legislator introduced a bill Monday that would repeal the Blaine Amendment in Idaho’s Constitution, a clause that states no public entity — including the Legislature — shall appropriate funds that support religious organizations, including schools. The joint resolution, sponsored by Rep. Brian Lenney, R-Nampa, would need approval from two-thirds of both chambers of […]