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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 Republicans concerned over environmental, social investment standards

By: - June 7, 2022

While some Idaho legislators and interest groups have expressed deep concern about environmental, social and governance standards in the business world and say it’s part of a “woke agenda” from liberal activists, the president of the Gem State’s largest business organization says the standards are the latest “boogeyman” meant to sow political chaos and division. […]

The Idaho Supreme Court Building

Idaho Supreme Court sets hearing date for Texas-style abortion law challenge

By: - June 2, 2022

The Idaho Supreme Court has set a date of Aug. 3 to hear oral arguments in the case filed by Planned Parenthood challenging the Texas-style abortion law passed by the Idaho Legislature in March. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the Supreme Court building, and all attorneys of record must inform the court […]

Downtown Boise from the Boise Depot

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Idaho’s urban areas continue to grow

By: - June 1, 2022

According to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, three Idaho cities were among the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the country between July 2020 and July 2021 — Meridian, Caldwell and Nampa. By contrast, Boise itself grew by just .68% between July 2020 and July 2021, an increase of 1,625 people. The […]

Margaret Solle Salazar speaking at a podium

Federal agency announces Idaho will be part of new push to build more affordable housing

By: - June 1, 2022

The regional branch of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency that includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington announced a new effort to boost the housing supply across all four states through a national initiative called Our Way Home, according to a press release. HUD will host roundtable discussions and listening sessions in the coming […]

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean speaking at a podium

Boise mayor joins federal initiative aimed at reducing homelessness

By: - May 31, 2022

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced the city will join House America, a federal initiative to help address homelessness, as part of a commitment to building 250 units of housing for those experiencing homelessness in Boise by 2026. McLean announced the partnership at a press conference Tuesday in front of Valor Pointe, a 27-unit apartment complex […]

voters cast ballots in the Idaho 2022 primary election

Idaho Secretary of State: Preliminary election audit results show low margin of error

By: - May 26, 2022

The results of a hand count of randomly selected ballots from the May 17 primary election in three Idaho counties showed little to no margin of error in the reported vote count, according to a press release from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. It is the first post-election audit since the passage of Senate Bill […]

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Billionaire donors from East Coast groups left big impression on Idaho primary races 

By: - May 26, 2022

In the first four months of 2022, political action committees in Idaho took in more than $4 million in donations and spent more than $3.3 million on campaigns across Idaho. Groups in Virginia and Washington, D.C., poured at least $391,000 into advertisements and mailers leading up to the May 17 primary — and thousands more […]

Idaho’s first post-election audit takes place this week, following new law

By: - May 25, 2022

Following the passage of Senate Bill 1274 during the legislative session earlier this year, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office announced the counties and precincts across Idaho that were randomly selected for the state’s first post-primary election audit, according to a press release. The audit is conducted to check that the equipment and procedures used […]

Home for sale

As inflation grows, the adjustable-rate mortgage makes a comeback in Idaho

By: - May 23, 2022

A home loan made famous by the 1980s era of double-digit interest rates — then made infamous by the mid-2000s mortgage crisis — is making a comeback in Idaho. The Federal Reserve, the country’s central banking system, is raising interest rates. As a result, mortgage lenders such as Zions Bank report more homebuyers are opting […]

The Idaho Supreme Court building in Boise on March 23, 2021.

Idaho Supreme Court denies state request to lift pause on Texas-style abortion law

By: - May 20, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan signed the order Friday denying the motion. If the court had agreed to lift the stay, the law would have gone into effect immediately. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)

Aaron von Ehlinger

Former Idaho representative convicted of rape asks for new trial or acquittal

By: - May 19, 2022

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, whom a jury found guilty of felony rape in April, filed a motion seeking a new trial or acquittal in Ada County’s Fourth District court on May 13. Von Ehlinger’s attorney also requested that he be released on bond while the new trial or acquittal motions are considered. A hearing […]

Republicans on the Idaho Capitol steps

 ‘The campaign against the Democrats starts today’: Idaho Republicans pledge unity at rally

By: - May 18, 2022

A small crowd turned out for the Idaho Republican Party unity rally on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate candidates who won the party’s nomination in Tuesday night’s primary election and to express a commitment to moving forward with respect and civility. Several statewide candidates who did not prevail in the primary were not in attendance, including […]