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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Health advisories issued for Hells Canyon, Brownlee reservoirs in Idaho

By: - August 3, 2023

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials are urging the public to avoid drinking and direct contact with the water at the popular Hells Canyon Reservoir and Brownlee Reservoir areas due to harmful algal blooms.  The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare issued the health advisories after water samples from both areas came back with […]

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Purging the Idaho GOP’s big tent: Some Republicans say summer meeting divided the party

By: - August 3, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a two-part series examining the fallout of the Idaho Republican Party’s summer meeting in June. The first installment ran Wednesday.  Republican Tracey Wasden walked away from the Idaho Republican Party’s summer meeting feeling like she had been betrayed by the party she has supported since she was […]

Voters cast their ballots at Boise's Fairmont Junior High

Some Idaho Republicans worry presidential caucus will reduce turnout, divide party

By: - August 2, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment of a two-part series examining the fallout of the Idaho Republican Party’s summer meeting in June. The second installment has been published here. Several Idaho Republicans said concerns are building that the party’s planned move to a presidential nominating caucus in 2024 will reduce voter turnout, alienate voters […]

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Former Idaho congressional candidate named to GOP national committee 

By: - August 1, 2023

The Idaho Republican State Central Committee selected former congressional candidate and longtime GOP activist Bryan Smith to fill the vacant national committee seat for the party Saturday. Smith won the seat after he was the only candidate nominated to serve in the positions, according to a press release issued by the Idaho Republican Party.  Smith, […]

Idaho governor creates new council to recommend outdoor projects

By: - July 31, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little created a new advisory council that is charged with recommending projects to increase camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and other recreation opportunities in state parks. On Wednesday, Little signed an executive order creating the new Idaho Outdoor Recreation Fund Advisory Council. The council will be made up of officials from state agencies […]

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Attorney General Labrador asks Idaho Supreme Court to dismiss open primary challenge

By: - July 26, 2023

Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador’s office has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to dismiss Idahoans for Open Primaries’ legal challenge to ballot titles assigned by Labrador’s office.  The response from Labrador’s office was filed with the Idaho Supreme Court late Tuesday afternoon and represents the latest development in a legal dispute between the AG’s office […]

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Idaho Department of Water Resources won’t shut off groundwater users – at this point

By: - July 25, 2023

The Idaho Department of Water Resources won’t be shutting off the water for hundreds of groundwater users pumping off the Eastern Snake Plan Aquifer in Idaho at this point in the summer. Last week, Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman found that there was no water demand shortfall for surface water users based […]

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Idaho ends 2023 fiscal year with $99 million surplus

By: - July 19, 2023

The state of Idaho ended the 2023 fiscal year June 30 with a $99.1 million budget surplus, money which will be swept into the property tax reduction package the Idaho Legislature passed earlier this year.  Gov. Brad Little; House Speaker Mike Moyle, R-Star; Rep. Jason Monks, R-Meridian; and Sen. Doug Ricks, R-Rexburg, announced the surplus […]

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Parts of Idaho facing elevated wildfire fire risk through September 

By: - July 19, 2023

Due to drought conditions in North Idaho and warmer than normal temperatures across the state, most of North Idaho and southwest Idaho is at elevated risk for wildfire through September.  That was the assessment Idaho Department of Lands Director Dustin Miller delivered to Gov. Brad Little and the other members of the Idaho Board of […]

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Here’s how to get the new no-fee state ID card in Idaho

By: - July 17, 2023

As part of a new law that took effect July 1, the Idaho Transportation Department is offering free state identification cards for Idaho adults who do not have a driver’s license to use for voting.  The no-fee IDs were part of House Bill 340, a new voter registration law that Secretary of State Phil McGrane […]

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Latino students in Idaho are fed up with being associated with gangs, ACLU report shows

By: and - July 15, 2023

Dress codes that label items as “gang-related” have negative consequences for Latino students, according to a new report from the ACLU of Idaho.  On Monday, the ACLU of Idaho released its report on racism against Latino students in schools, “Proud to be Brown: Punishing Latine Culture in Idaho.”  In the report, the ACLU uses the […]

Voters cast their ballots at Timberline High School

Group seeks injunction to halt Idaho voter registration law requiring proof of identity, residency

By: - July 14, 2023

A new Idaho voter registration law that took effect July 1 requires voters to prove their identity and residency when registering to vote,  no matter how they register.  The law, House Bill 340, is designed to standardize voter registration procedures across the state, so that the requirements are the same for registering to vote in-person […]