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Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin has more than a decade of experience covering Idaho government and politics. He has covered every Idaho legislative session since 2011 gavel-to-gavel. Prior to joining the Idaho Capital Sun he reported for the Idaho Falls Post Register and Idaho Education News. His reporting in Idaho has helped uncover a multimillion-dollar investment scam and exposed inaccurate data that school districts submitted to the state.

Idaho poised for another record state budget surplus

By: - July 1, 2022

The state of Idaho is swimming in an ocean of cash and poised to post its second consecutive record state budget surplus. State budget analysts are projecting that the state ended fiscal year 2022 on Thursday with a surplus of about $1.3 billion, Idaho Division of Financial Management Director Alex Adams told the Idaho Capital […]

Payette Lake

State of Idaho looking to sell exclusive resort island at public auction 

By: - June 30, 2022

An ‘exclusive’ island, owned by the state and situated on a mountain lake in the resort town of McCall, appears to be finally hitting the auction block later this summer — even as county officials object.  The Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners voted unanimously on June 21 to sell off Cougar Island, which is […]

Sagebrush

Biden administration approves $9M for sagebrush projects in Idaho, across the West

By: - June 28, 2022

The federal government has committed to spending nearly $1 million on six projects designed to protect and restore sagebrush habitat in Idaho.  Earlier this month, Department of Interior and Biden administration officials announced they are spending more than $9 million per year over the next five years on sagebrush habitat projects affecting Idaho and seven […]

Payette National Forest ranger headquarters

Trail maintenance, campground update projects announced for Payette National Forest 

By: - June 24, 2022

The U.S. Forest Service is investing more than $2 million in deferred maintenance projects in the Payette National Forest this year using money authorized by the Great American Outdoors Act. The money will be divided among four deferred maintenance projects for fiscal year 2022, according to a press release issued by Payette National Forest officials.  […]

Lochsa River Corridor on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Nez Perce Tribe, Forest Service officials announce traditional place name ceremony 

By: - June 24, 2022

Officials from the Nez Perce Tribe and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are inviting the public to a traditional place name and Camas in Bloom ceremony on Saturday at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center. Tribal leaders and U.S. Forest Service officials are partnering through the Place Name Initiative to establish signs and interpretation of traditional Nimiipuu […]

wildfire near Lake Lowell

Idaho fire officials say cool, wet spring could produce a more normal fire season

By: - June 21, 2022

Thanks to a cool, wet spring, the wildfire outlook for July across most of Idaho looks more normal than last year, officials told the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners on Tuesday.  Although the news is good in the short term, the risk will increase later in the summer, officials cautioned.  “Looking at July, at […]

Brad Little Governors Cup

Little awards Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarships to 40 Idaho students 

By: - June 21, 2022

Gov. Brad Little presented scholarships to students who received the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship during ceremonies at the Idaho State Capitol on Tuesday in Boise. Altogether, 40 students received the scholarships — 25 of whom will be attending an academic program at an Idaho college or university and 15 who are participating in a career […]

2022 Idaho Democratic Convention

Idaho Democrats adopt party platform, resolutions during day 2 of convention  

By: - June 18, 2022

The Idaho Democratic Party approved a resolution Saturday at its statewide convention that opposes laws that restrict abortion and calls for supporting access to reproductive health care.  Protecting abortion and reproductive rights have been themes during the first two days of the Idaho Democrats’ convention in downtown Boise. Several Democratic political candidates, legislators and delegates […]

Terri Pickens Manweiler

Meet two of the Idaho Democratic Party’s statewide candidates for the November election

By: - June 17, 2022

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Terri Pickens Manweiler sounded the alarm during the opening day of the Idaho Democratic Party’s convention on Friday about the U.S. Supreme Court being poised to potentially overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.  “In no uncertain terms, our fundamental freedom to be a human being with a uterus is going […]

Rep. Judy Boyle

Recount upholds Rep. Boyle’s GOP primary election victory over Rep. Syme 

By: - June 17, 2022

Idaho Republican Rep. Judy Boyle’s narrow primary election victory over fellow Republican Rep. Scott Syme was confirmed Thursday night following a three-day recount that played out in three counties this week.  The recount upheld the outcome of the May 17 Republican primary election for Legislative District 9, Seat B in the Idaho House of Representatives, […]

Idaho House floor

Legislative leaders approve language for proposed amendment to Idaho Constitution

By: - June 14, 2022

Republican and Democratic legislative leaders argued over the language of a proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution on Tuesday before the GOP majority approved the language that will go before voters in November. The debate played out during Tuesday’s Legislative Council meeting at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise and decided how Senate Joint Resolution […]

Voters cast ballots in the primary election

Official voter turnout for Idaho’s May 17 primary election comes to 32.5%

By: - June 13, 2022

Official statewide voter turnout for last month’s primary election in Idaho was 32.5%, according to election data presented to the Idaho State Board of Canvassers last week, falling almost exactly in line with turnout statistics from four years earlier. Last week, the Idaho State Board of Canvassers voted unanimously to certify Idaho’s primary election results, […]