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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.

City of Rocks Idaho Graham Creek

National Park Service acquires land adjacent to Idaho’s City of Rocks National Reserve

By: - December 5, 2022

Officials with the National Park Service announced Wednesday they have acquired 105 acres of land adjacent to City of Rocks National Reserve. The land is located along the northeastern boundary of City of Rocks in Graham Canyon and includes Train Rock and other granite outcrops, a portion of Graham Creek, aspen groves and moose habitat, […]

Moose fire Idaho 2022

Forest Service plans community meeting to discuss Idaho’s Moose Fire

By: - December 3, 2022

Officials with the Salmon-Challis National Forest will hold a community meeting Tuesday in Salmon to discuss the Moose Fire Burned Area Emergency Response.  The meeting relates to the human-caused Moose Fire, which started July 17 and burned more than 130,000 acres just outside the town of Salmon but is now 100% contained.  The meeting will […]

Interior Secretary Debra Haaland

Department of Interior announces new education center on Coeur d’Alene Reservation 

By: - December 2, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland on Wednesday announced the creation of a new Office of Strategic Partnerships that will team up to launch new outdoor education centers in Tribal communities, including the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.  According to a press release issued by the department, the new Office of Strategic Partnerships will work with the […]

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle (R, Star)

Rep. Mike Moyle elected new speaker of the Idaho House

By: - December 1, 2022

Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, was elected speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives in a private vote held by House Republicans on Wednesday night.  Moyle, R-Star, will take over the top spot in House leadership that had been held by Lt. Gov.-elect Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, for the past 10 years.  Moyle is the longest-serving member […]

Sen. Melissa Wintrow

Idaho Democrats elect Wintrow to top Senate minority leadership post

By: - November 30, 2022

Idaho Democrats elected Sen. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, as their new Idaho Senate minority leader on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the Idaho Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. The Democratic caucus leadership elections took place in private Tuesday and were the first round of leadership elections taking place this week that will greatly influence […]

Idaho legislators to select caucus leadership teams and committee chairs

By: - November 28, 2022

Idaho legislators will set the stage for the 2023 legislative session this week in Boise by selecting critical leadership positions for the Idaho House of Representatives and Idaho Senate. Legislative leaders will then appoint new committee chairs and select committee members — another important step in gearing up for the session and figuring out which legislators […]

Idaho General Election Canvass certification

State of Idaho certifies general election results

By: - November 23, 2022

The Idaho State Board of Canvassers voted 3-0 Wednesday to certify the results of the state’s general election.  As part of the canvass and certification, the State Board of Canvassers met at the Idaho State Capitol, received a report from the Secretary of State’s Office and was presented with election data and results from every […]

Idaho Capitol Christmas tree

Idaho Capitol tree lighting ceremony set for Monday in Boise

By: - November 23, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and first lady Teresa Little will begin the winter holiday season with the Idaho Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony Monday evening in Boise.  Festivities are open to the public and start at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building with a performance from the 25th Army […]

Idaho Committee on Federalism ESG

Idaho legislators readying bill to restrict environmental and social ratings in investments 

By: - November 22, 2022

Idaho Republican legislators and state officials are preparing bills for the upcoming 2023 legislative session that would be designed to further restrict using environmental, social and governance standards in public funding or investments. The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Interim Committee on Federalism discussed legislation to limit or block environmental, social and governance, or ESG, standards during […]

Ada County 2022 elections equipment test

Idaho’s post-election audit begins Saturday

By: - November 18, 2022

On Saturday, officials from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office will begin auditing a sample of paper ballots cast in eight, randomly drawn counties during the recent general election. The audits are new this year and were created by Senate Bill 1274, which the Idaho Legislature passed unanimously and Gov. Brad Little signed into law […]

Canyon County boat safety

Canyon County Sheriff’s Office plans upcoming boat safety courses

By: - November 17, 2022

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division is offering two free upcoming boating safety courses for those who want to be prepared and earn their boater education safety card before warm weather arrives in 2023.  One-day courses are scheduled for  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at the Canyon […]

Idaho Legislature legislative council

Idaho legislative leaders try to prepare for session where 1 in 3 lawmakers are rookies 

By: - November 11, 2022

Idaho legislative leaders are bracing for challenges that come with record turnover, as 39 first-time state legislators will take their seats when the 2023 session gavels in Jan. 9 at the Idaho State Capitol. There will be 11 first-time members in the Idaho Senate and 28 rookies in the Idaho House of Representatives, Legislative Services […]