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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.

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Public health advisory issued for Lake Lowell after cyanobacteria detected in water 

By: - September 6, 2022

Officials with Southwest District Health have issued a public health advisory for Lake Lowell after detecting high concentrations of a toxin-producing cyanobacteria in water samples.  The cyanobacteria can be harmful to people, pets and livestock, so public health officials are advising people and their pets to stay out of the water, including avoiding swimming and […]

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Polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for Boise School Board election 

By: - September 5, 2022

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at dozens of local schools for the Boise School Board election. The election takes place on a different date than other local and state elections in Idaho because the district was created by an 1881 charter that predates statehood and specifies the elections are […]

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Idaho Legislature passes tax cut, education funding bill in 2022 special session

By: , and - September 1, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s 2022 special session got off to a quick start Thursday morning with the  House Revenue and Taxation Committee only needing nine minutes to introduce a $1 billion bill to cut taxes and increase education funding. By 5:30 p.m. later that day, the measure had made its way through the legislative process in […]

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Special session of Idaho Legislature begins Thursday morning 

By: - August 31, 2022

Idaho legislators will return to the Idaho State Capitol in Boise for a special session to debate tax cuts and education funding beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Brad Little called the special session last week, saying he wants to return money to taxpayers and make ongoing annual investments in education because new budget projections […]

Early voting for Boise School Board election ends Friday 

By: - August 31, 2022

The last day for early in-person voting for the upcoming Boise School Board elections is Friday, Sept. 2. Otherwise, the election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, when polling locations will be available for in-person voting at dozens of Boise schools. This year there are 13 candidates running for five seats on the school board. […]

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Initial cleanup underway at abandoned Stibnite Mine as company hopes to resume mining 

By: - August 30, 2022

YELLOW PINE, Idaho — A gold mining company has begun the initial cleanup of a historic mine site in the Central Idaho mountains where it hopes to resume mining operations.   Perpetua Resources, formerly known as Midas Gold, is seeking approval from the federal government to restart mining operations at Stibnite Gold Project about nine miles […]

Boise National Forest

Campgrounds, bridges, boat ramps: Here’s what the Great American Outdoors Act will bring Idaho

By: - August 29, 2022

Idaho public lands and forests are in line to receive $28 million for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to put toward improvements and upgrades through the first two years of funding from the Great American Outdoors Act. Enacted in August 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act is a five-year initiative that […]

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Idaho Democratic legislative leaders call on GOP to drop appeal of abortion ban ruling 

By: - August 25, 2022

Two Idaho Democratic legislative leaders called on Republican legislative leaders and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to drop their appeals of Tuesday’s ruling that pauses elements of Idaho’s near-total abortion ban that apply to care of pregnant patients in emergency rooms. During a press conference at the Idaho State Capitol on Thursday, House Minority Leader […]

Deadline to request absentee ballot in Boise School Board race is Friday

By: - August 24, 2022

The last day to request an absentee ballot for the Boise School District’s Sept. 6 school board election is Friday, Aug. 26.  Altogether there are 13 candidates running for five different school board seats. Although there is a packed slate of candidates, the Boise School Board races could fly under the radar for many voters […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little officially calls for a special session of Idaho Legislature 

By: - August 23, 2022

Gov. Brad Little has officially called for a special session of the Idaho Legislature beginning on Sept. 1 to consider a bill aimed at cutting taxes and increasing education funding. “Inflation is at a 40-year high, putting gas, groceries and other necessities out of reach for many Idahoans,” Little said a proclamation issued Tuesday authorizing the […]

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Yellowstone National Park visitation was down again in July

By: - August 22, 2022

Visitation at Yellowstone National Park is down 30% so far this year following historic flooding that left damage and park closures in its wake.  Park officials counted 596,562 recreation visits in July, which is down 45% from a record 1,080,767 visits that officials counted in July 2021, the busiest July in the park’s 150-year history, […]

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone announces series of tribal activities to celebrate national park’s 150th anniversary 

By: - August 22, 2022

Yellowstone National Park officials and Native American tribes are teaming up to offer a series of tribal activities and events that celebrate the national park’s 150th anniversary and the upcoming anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. The events, which are open to the public, run through Aug. 28 in Yellowstone National Park […]