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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.

President Biden at Boise airport

Little, Wasden and other GOP leaders threaten suit over Biden COVID rule

By: - September 17, 2021

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and two Republican legislative leaders signed a letter Friday threatening legal action if President Joe Biden doesn’t repeal a new vaccine and COVID-19 testing rule for employers. The move isn’t a surprise in Idaho, where Little and Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives Scott Bedke, R-Oakely, […]

Redistricting Commission meets in Meridian City Hall

Meridian’s growth illustrates challenges redistricting commission faces

By: - September 16, 2021

Residents of one of the United States’ fastest-growing cities picked apart three proposed political boundary maps during a public hearing hosted by Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission Thursday. Commissioners presented three new maps — two proposed congressional maps and one proposed legislative map. The maps are early rough drafts intended to spark public debate, not represent […]

GOP legislators gather on Idaho Statehouse steps

Small group of GOP legislators tries and fails to reconvene the Idaho Legislature

By: - September 15, 2021

Sixteen conservative legislators tried and failed to establish a quorum in an attempt to bring the Idaho Legislature back into session Wednesday at the Statehouse.  The legislators, who generally align with the far-right wing of the party as well as the Idaho Freedom Foundation, put out a call over the weekend encouraging their colleagues to […]

President Joe Biden lands at Boise Airport

President Biden in Boise: U.S. can’t ignore drastic consequences of climate change

By: - September 13, 2021

During his first presidential visit to Idaho, President Joe Biden on Monday said the drastic consequences of climate change have created a need for additional investments in disaster relief and support for wildland firefighters and programs.  “We can’t continue to try to ignore reality,” Biden said during a meeting at the National Interagency Fire Center […]

Reclaim Idaho volunteer

Reclaim Idaho volunteers mobilize to support K-12 education ballot initiative 

By: - September 13, 2021

Cam Crow strides confidently around the corner and up the walkway, decked out in a green Reclaim Idaho shirt and cap, holding a clipboard.  He knocks on the door — loudly — rings the doorbell and steps back. The door opens and a golden doodle leaps outside, bounding, pouncing, licking and sniffing every which way […]

Idaho redistricting commission finalizing first proposed maps 

By: - September 10, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission was finalizing its first maps of proposed new political boundaries on Friday, in time for a series of public hearings that kick off next week.  The new maps are initial proposals that satisfy some of the redistricting requirements. They are designed to serve as a jumping off point for public comment. […]

‘A tough nut to crack:’ Redistricting commissioners say redrawing boundaries won’t be easy

By: - September 9, 2021

The difficulty of the assignment is starting to sink in for members of Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission.  During Thursday’s meeting at the Statehouse, commission co-chairman Bart Davis said diving into drawing new maps of legislative boundaries brought home “the realization that this is going to be as hard as people told us it was going […]

Idaho’s redistricting commission starts drawing maps

By: - September 8, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission reconvened Wednesday to begin drawing maps and prepare for five weeks of regional public hearings that begin next week.  The six commissioners — three appointed by Republicans and three appointed by Democrats — have until Nov. 30 to redraw the state’s 35 legislative districts and two congressional districts based on new […]

Idaho redistricting commission could begin drawing proposed maps next week

By: - September 3, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission wrapped up its first three days of meetings Friday with commissioners spending additional time training with the software they will use to redraw the state’s political boundaries.  The commission didn’t take any votes or any action Friday.  Instead, commissioners convened as a group in the morning and used the rest of […]

Idaho's redistricting commission meets at Statehouse

Idaho’s redistricting commission hopes to finish first map by mid-October

By: - September 2, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission on Thursday began organizing a road show of regional public hearings and set a goal of finishing its first map by mid-October.  During the commission’s second meeting at the Statehouse, commissioners began piecing together schedules for September and October that would include public hearings in each major region of the state.  […]

Idaho redistricting committee sworn in

Redistricting commission selects former Idaho state Sens. Davis, Schmidt as chairmen

By: - September 1, 2021

Idaho’s redistricting commission elected two former state senators Wednesday to serve as co-chairmen of the bipartisan group that will spend up to 90 days redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts. Former Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, and former Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, will lead the group of six commissioners through the redistricting […]

Gov. Brad Little

Gov. Little re-activates National Guard to help hospitals pushed to the brink

By: - August 31, 2021

Gov. Brad Little again activated the National Guard on Tuesday to bring in additional medical personnel as part of what he described as a last-ditch effort to avoid activating statewide crisis standards of care. The move will bring up to 370 people, including guardsmen and medical and administrative personnel, to help hospitals deal with the […]