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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.

Reclaim Idaho door knockers

Reclaim Idaho organizers meet goals, turn in final signatures for education initiative 

By: - May 2, 2022

As their deadline arrived last week, Reclaim Idaho organizers said they exceeded signature-gathering goals for their push to place an education funding ballot initiative on Idaho’s November 2022 general election ballot.  Overall, Reclaim Idaho organizers and volunteers collected more than 95,269 signatures and qualified 20 different legislative districts, Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville told the […]

Early voting for Idaho’s May 17 primary elections starts today  

By: - May 2, 2022

Early voting for Idaho’s 2022 primary elections begins today and runs through May 13. Early voting is one of several options Idahoans have for making their voice heard in the 2022 primary elections.  Registered voters also have until Friday, May 6, to request an absentee ballot for the primary election. It’s free and easy to […]

Ed Humphreys

Humphreys brings youth, another choice for Idaho GOP voters in underdog campaign for governor 

By: - April 29, 2022

To this point in Idaho’s campaign season, underdog Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Humphreys hasn’t been afraid to speak out and challenge his more well known and experienced GOP opponents.  Humphreys, a 31-year-old conservative and supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, criticized Gov. Brad Little for declining to participate in statewide televised debates, saying an […]

North Idaho College

Two North Idaho College trustees sue State Board of Education 

By: - April 28, 2022

Two trustees on the board of North Idaho College have sued the Idaho State Board of Education in an attempt to block the State Board of Education from filling trustee vacancies at the community college. Tuesday’s lawsuit, filed by Todd Banducci and Gregory McKenzie in Kootenai County’s First Judicial District, represents the latest development in […]

Idaho Secretary of State Debate

Two of three Idaho GOP secretary of state candidates deny Biden won 2020 election 

By: - April 26, 2022

Two of the three candidates running in the Idaho Republican primary election for secretary of state incorrectly said President Joe Biden did not win the 2020 election during a televised statewide debate Tuesday night.  Responding to a question during Tuesday’s debate about whether Biden fairly won the 2020 election, Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, and […]

Idaho House of Representatives

Primary elections 2022: State of the Idaho Republican Party

By: - April 22, 2022

Because they have long held a supermajority and dominated Idaho politics, next month’s Republican primary elections are expected to be among the most competitive and influential races in a vital election year for Idaho.  Based on decades of political dominance in Idaho and Democrats not running candidates in most races, the May 17 Republican primary […]

ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

Online voter registration ahead of May 17 primary election ends Friday

By: - April 21, 2022

April 22 is the deadline for Idahoans to register to vote online before the May 17 primary elections.  Idahoans can use the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office’s website www.voteidaho.gov to register to vote, check their registration status, request an absentee ballot or double check their polling location, which may have changed this year due to […]

Cecil D. Andrus sculpture at park near Idaho Capitol

Primary elections 2022: The state of the Idaho Democratic Party 

By: - April 21, 2022

Long the political underdogs in deep red Idaho, Democrats say a rise in extremism among the far right wing of the Republican Party has given them an opportunity to gain political ground in the Gem State.  Between Republican-led moves to reduce funding for higher education, cut money for the library commission, attempt to eliminate protections […]

Reclaim Idaho volunteers

Reclaim Idaho says it has signatures from 18 legislative districts for education initiative 

By: - April 20, 2022

Leaders of Reclaim Idaho say the organization has collected signatures from voters in 18 of Idaho’s legislative districts as they work to get their K-12 education funding ballot initiative qualified to appear on November 2022 ballots.  Reclaim Idaho volunteers and leaders are hoping to place an initiative called the Quality Education Act on the ballot […]

Idaho State Capitol

Gov. Little, Rep. Giddings, Congressman Simpson pull out of televised Idaho Debates

By: - April 15, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, state Rep. Priscilla Giddings and Congressman Mike Simpson will not participate in the statewide televised Idaho Debates ahead of this year’s primary elections.  Giddings backing out resulted in the cancellation of Monday’s lieutenant governor’s debate.  Little’s refusal to debate leaves questions about whether a gubernatorial debate will go forward before the […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin

Lt. Gov. McGeachin tells state to withhold her salary to avoid deficit, but questions remain 

By: - April 14, 2022

The day after she missed a state deadline to submit a plan to avoid a budget shortfall for her office, Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin responded to state budget officials Thursday morning by telling them they can withhold her salary to avoid a deficit. In an email to Idaho Division of Financial Management administrator Alex […]

Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin misses state deadline to submit plans to avoid budget shortfall

By: - April 13, 2022

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin missed a state deadline to provide a written plan to avoid a budget shortfall for her office by the close of the business day on Wednesday.  On April 7, Idaho Division of Financial Management administrator Alex Adams sent McGeachin an email warning her that paying her salary and benefits will […]