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.

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Idaho has obtained lethal injection chemicals. But state law protects where they came from.

By: - November 2, 2023

After being unable to do so for years, Idaho officials have obtained chemicals necessary to carry out an execution by lethal injection. However, state laws recently passed by the Idaho Legislature protect the identities of anybody who sells, supplies, transports, dispenses, compounds, synthesizes, procures or prescribes the chemicals or substances for use in an execution.  […]

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Idaho legislators gear up for 2024 session with meetings on budget, revenue reports

By: and - October 31, 2023

Idaho legislators will set the stage for the upcoming 2024 legislative session during a series of seven meetings at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise over the next two weeks.  Although the 2024 legislative session does not begin until Jan. 8, activity will pick up inside the Statehouse halls starting Thursday, with the first of […]

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Most entrances, roads in Yellowstone National Park to close for winter Nov. 1

By: - October 30, 2023

Most of the park entrances and roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed to the public and normal vehicle travel for the winter beginning Nov. 1. Yellowstone’s East, South and West entrances and almost all of the park’s roads will close for the winter season, according to a press release issued by Yellowstone National […]

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Ada County Republican Central Committee elects new officers after former group resigned

By: - October 25, 2023

Following this month’s mass resignations, the Ada County Republican Central Committee elected six new officers Tuesday night to fill the vacancies in GOP party leadership in the state’s most populated county. The six new officers each ran unopposed for their positions, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Ada County Republican Central Committee […]

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Idaho releases first state revenue report following transition to Luma system

By: - October 23, 2023

Following the transition to a new statewide business system called Luma, Idaho state officials on Friday delivered the first official revenue report of the 2024 fiscal year that began July 1. The report, published late Friday afternoon on the Division of Financial Management’s website, showed state revenues have come in $38.8 million below the predictions […]

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Southeast Idaho’s Montpelier to serve as ‘Capital for a Day’ on Oct. 25

By: - October 20, 2023

The southeast Idaho town of Montpelier – known as a stop on the Oregon Trail – will serve as the host of Idaho’s next Capital for a Day event on Wednesday, Gov. Brad Little announced. Often held monthly, Capital for a Day events feature Little and many of the state’s agency directors traveling to smaller […]

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Almost three-fourths of fires Idaho state officials tracked in 2023 were human caused

By: - October 17, 2023

The sharp increase in human-caused fires in Idaho continued throughout the summer and into the fall, with Idaho Department of Lands officials investigating 206 fires caused by people so far this year, state officials said Tuesday.  The 206 human-caused fires reported by the Idaho Department of Lands so far in 2023 compare to 78 fires […]

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Idaho will have a presidential caucus in 2024 — not a primary. Here’s how they differ.

By: - October 16, 2023

Instead of voting in a presidential primary election, Idaho voters will pick their political party’s nominee for president in a series of presidential nominating caucuses in 2024. That’s because during the 2023 session, the Idaho Legislature seemingly unintentionally eliminated the presidential primary election by passing House Bill 138.   The Idaho Legislature did not reinstate […]

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‘Purity tests and bullying’: Division within Idaho GOP continues

By: - October 12, 2023

The fallout from the Republican Party’s intra-party dispute continued this week as the members of at least two GOP county central committees say Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon and other statewide leaders are dividing the party. Division has been growing within the Republican Party for a while but started to intensify this year following […]

Idaho Open primary signature drive

Idahoans for Open Primaries group reaches 25,000 signatures for voting ballot initiative

By: - October 11, 2023

Carrying a clipboard and an electronic canvassing app downloaded to their phones, Margaret Kinzel and Amanda Stark set out on foot just before 10 a.m. on Saturday morning in Meridian to talk to voters. Kinzel and Stark’s turf was a suburban residential neighborhood located in the heart of Legislative District 21 in Meridian, a solidly […]

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Idaho schools can seek rebates to buy zero-emission electric school buses

By: - October 9, 2023

Thanks to a federal grant and rebate program approved by Congress, McCall-Donnelly School District Superintendent Eric Pingrey expects to slash his district’s transportation budget and reduce the district’s environmental impact. The McCall-Donnelly School District is receiving $3.95 million through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s clean school bus program for 10 new electric school buses. Funding […]

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Oct. 16 is deadline for Idahoans with an extension to file tax returns, payments

By: - October 9, 2023

Idahoans who received an extension to file their 2022 Idaho income tax returns have until Oct. 16 to file their returns and submit their full payment, the Idaho State Tax Commission announced last week in a news release. Taxes are due each year in April, but Idaho law allows Idahoans to avoid paying a penalty […]