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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.

With the clock ticking, Idaho’s redistricting process is about to get under way

By: - August 12, 2021

  Idaho is about a month away from beginning a redistricting process that will have far-reaching effects on politics and elections in the Gem State for the next decade.  Idaho’s Citizen Committee on Reapportionment is expected to convene its first meeting in September to begin the process of redrawing legislative and congressional boundaries.  The process […]

Six months before they can officially file, Republican’s 2022 election races are already red hot

By: - August 5, 2021

The campaign trail is crowded at the top of the ticket with almost a dozen candidates challenging the incumbent governor just as Idaho moves into state fair season.  But here’s the thing.  They’re not running for election this year.  They’re already running for next year. With six months remaining until the official window for filing […]

McGeachin’s education task force discusses calls to disband State Board of Education

By: - July 29, 2021

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s education indoctrination task force held its third meeting of the summer Thursday at the Idaho Statehouse but still has yet to allow any public testimony.  But task force members did receive their first challenge and some pushback for surrounding themselves with people they agree with.  Nafees Alam, a professor of social […]

Defensible space: Wildfire experts say planning, preparation can reduce the risk of losing homes 

By: - July 29, 2021

Brett Van Paepeghem doesn’t mince words when he talks about the potential consequences of this fire season. “It’s frightening,” Van Paepeghem said in a telephone interview. “The drought, the heat, the forecasts; all of it is kind of a recipe for disaster. It’s scary. We’re sitting in, potentially, one of the worst fire seasons I […]

Are we loving Idaho’s nature to death? Why some have hope for outdoors with record use

By: - July 22, 2021

Outdoor guide Ryan Bentley spent a recent day cleaning up a section of beach along the Payette River with some students participating in an outdoors program he runs.  Bentley, who is based in Horseshoe Bend, spends about 300 days a year outdoors guiding clients from the high alpine of the Cascade Range to the lowlands […]

It’s official — Idaho ends budget year with record surplus of nearly $900 million

By: - July 20, 2021

The state of Idaho closed the books on the 2021 budget year on June 30 with a record surplus of nearly $900 million on hand, Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday. Now that June revenue numbers are finalized — and again beat state forecasts — Idaho officials know that they closed out the 2021 fiscal year with […]

The Senate in session at the Idaho Capitol on April 6, 2021.

Idaho Senate leaders call for meetings, not legislation, to address vaccine requirements

By: - July 16, 2021

Republican leaders of the Idaho Senate are calling for government and business leaders to partner up to address vaccine requirements from several health care companies instead of adding regulations by writing legislation and passing laws. In a statement issued Thursday, the senators called for business leaders, Gov. Brad Little’s office, and the House of Representatives […]

Crowd gathers at the Idaho Statehouse

Hundreds attend Idaho Statehouse rally opposing vaccine mandates by businesses

By: - July 15, 2021

Hundreds of people attended a rally on the Idaho Statehouse steps in opposition to vaccine requirements on Thursday morning, moments after Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin repeated her call for the Legislature to reconvene.  McGeachin, a Republican who is running for governor in 2022, requested Friday that House Speaker Scott Bedke reconvene the Idaho Legislature after […]

Gov. Brad Little

Idaho State Police troopers receive $1,000 hazard duty bonuses 

By: - July 14, 2021

Idaho State Police troopers and dispatchers began receiving $1,000 hazard duty bonuses last week that were funded by a federal coronavirus stimulus package.  Altogether, 320 Idaho State Police personnel received the bonuses, including patrol troopers, detectives, vehicle enforcement specialists and regional communications officers, who are the dispatchers that take the emergency calls.  All commissioned Idaho […]

Brad Little meets with firefighters

As unprecedented fire risk looms, Gov. Little calls on Idahoans to use extreme caution

By: - July 13, 2021

Gov. Brad Little issued a dire warning about the nearly unprecedented fire risk in Idaho as he toured the Great Basin Smokejumpers base Tuesday at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.  Tuesday’s visit to the fire center and the public warnings followed the emergency declaration Little issued Friday. That order authorizes Idaho National Guard […]

Idaho expects redistricting process to begin in September

By: - July 13, 2021

Beginning later this summer, Idaho will redraw legislative and congressional boundaries based on new Census data .

Job seeker and interviewee shake hands

30-plus employers participating in Boise job fair Tuesday

By: - July 12, 2021

More than 30 employers are partnering with the Idaho Department of Labor for a free job fair set for Tuesday in Boise.  The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3050 S. Shoshone St., in Boise.  Participating companies include Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Amazon, Holiday Inn Express, the […]