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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'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 […]

‘We will never make everyone happy:’ Idaho redistricting process begins Wednesday

By: - August 30, 2021

After weeks of anticipation, Idaho’s redistricting process begins Wednesday with three days of meetings at the Statehouse in Boise. Wednesday’s initial meeting sets off a 90-day timer to redraw Idaho’s legislative and congressional districts.  It will be a delicate and dicey proposition.  Commissioners must meet all sorts of complicated criteria, from dividing as few counties […]

Wind farm

Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on Twin Falls-area wind farm proposal

By: - August 27, 2021

Bureau of Land Management officials are hosting two webinars in early September to get the public’s feedback on a proposed wind farm to be located outside of Twin Falls. The proposed Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project would include up to 400 turbines and seven new substations situated on public lands about 25 miles northeast of […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin's indoctrination task force

Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin’s task force pushes school choice recommendation

By: - August 26, 2021

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s education task force threw its support behind schools choice options for parents during its final scheduled meeting Thursday at the Idaho Statehouse. By a voice vote, task force members approved a recommendation, which it will forward to the Legislature. “One example of education choice is that the Legislature should direct the […]

The Idaho Supreme Court Building

Idaho Supreme Court says new ballot initiative law violates state constitution

By: - August 23, 2021

In a new ruling Monday, the Idaho Supreme Court blocked the implementation of a new ballot initiative law that opponents said would have made it nearly impossible to bring a ballot initiative or referendum forward. Writing for a majority of the court, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Gregory W. Moeller wrote that the ballot initiative law […]

McGeachin’s education task force will accept public comment this week

By: - August 23, 2021

For the first time, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s education task force will accept public comment during the group’s final meeting Thursday at the Statehouse. Created by McGeachin in April, the task force was designed to “examine indoctrination in Idaho and to protect our young people from the scourge of critical race theory, socialism, communism and […]

Map showing population change in Idaho counties

Census 2020 data illustrates Idaho’s urban, rural divide

By: and - August 20, 2021

Although Idaho was the second-fastest growing state in the country and home to one of the United States’ fastest-growing cities, U.S. Census Bureau data shows how unequally divided that growth was.  While Meridian was highlighted as the fourth-fastest growing city in the country from 2010-2020, Meridian wasn’t even the fastest growing city in Idaho. A […]

Wildfire

Land board pushes for increased funding to fight Idaho’s historic wildfires

By: - August 18, 2021

  The Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners voted Tuesday to ask the Idaho Department of Lands to increase its requests for resources and funding to battle wildfires over the next three years.  Led by Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, commissioners asked the Department of Lands leaders to incorporate each of the recommendations from a three-year […]

Native American tribes ask to be included in Idaho redistricting process

By: - August 17, 2021

Representatives from Idaho’s Native American tribes asked Monday to be included in the state’s redistricting process, which is expected to kick off next month.  The request came during the first 2021 meeting of the Idaho Council of Indian Affairs, which is made up of state legislators, tribal members and a representative from Gov. Brad Little’s […]

Census Bureau map

New 2020 Census data shows Meridian was one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the U.S.

By: - August 12, 2021

Meridian was the fourth fastest-growing city in the country over the past decade, with its population increasing by more than 56% to reach 117,634 people, according to new 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. That’s up from a population of 75,092 in 2010. “I don’t think it’s much of a surprise; all of the […]