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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 redistricting commission meets at the Capitol

Idaho redistricting commission to re-do votes on legislative, congressional maps

By: - November 9, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission is expected on Wednesday to call for a do-over on its vote to approve legislative and congressional maps to ensure the commission did not unintentionally break Idaho’s open meetings law.  Commissioners will re-do their votes out of an abundance of caution because the agenda for Friday’s meeting, when commissioners originally voted […]

Former Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger in court

Former Idaho Rep. Von Ehlinger pleads not guilty to rape, forcible penetration charges

By: - November 8, 2021

Former Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger pleaded not guilty to felony charges of rape and forcible penetration by use of a foreign object during his arraignment Monday afternoon.  Following the not guilty pleas entered by von Ehlinger’s attorney Jon Cox, District Judge Michael J. Reardon scheduled a jury trial in the matter for April […]

Idaho legislative district map

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission approves new legislative, congressional maps

By: - November 5, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission approved a new congressional map and a new legislative map Friday afternoon at the Idaho Statehouse, wrapping up a significant chunk of the group’s work ahead of the Nov. 30 deadline.  Commissioners voted unanimously, 6-0, to approve the new legislative map, which is titled L03. Commissioners then voted 4-2 to approve […]

Idaho’s redistricting commission to vote on maps Friday

By: - November 4, 2021

(UPDATED Nov. 5, to clarify commissioner Bart Davis’ comments the congressional map) Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission is accelerating its timeline to vote on a congressional and legislative map Friday, even as opposition to last week’s new legislative map mounts.  Meanwhile, commissioner Tom Dayley tested positive for COVID-19 and another commissioner and several commission staffers had […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin’s office decreases supplemental budget request for legal fees

By: - November 4, 2021

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has reduced her supplemental budget request for funding to pay for outside legal bills that arose from a lawsuit filed by the Idaho Press Club over access to public records. State records obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun also indicate the state cut a check last week for almost $29,000 to […]

Fewer Idaho voters cast ballots on Election Day than in 2020, previous local elections

By: - November 4, 2021

Fewer voters in several of Idaho’s most populous counties cast ballots on Election Day on Tuesday, suggesting local races again flew under the radar without a galvanizing presidential or gubernatorial election at the top of the ticket to drive people to the polls.  Complete but unofficial election results released by Ada County, the state’s most […]

Idaho's redistricting commission meets at Statehouse

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission reconvenes Wednesday 

By: - November 2, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission reconvenes Wednesday morning at the Idaho State Capitol with the goal of putting out a new proposed congressional map by the end of the day Thursday. The six commissioners (three appointed by Republicans and three appointed by Democrats) are responsible for using 2020 census data to redraw the state’s 35 legislative […]

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Prescribed burns in Boise National Forest planned through February

By: - November 2, 2021

Fire managers will conduct prescribed burns on about 410 acres in the Boise National Forest over the next four months to reduce vegetation fuels and lower the risk of large wildfire potential to communities.  In addition to the prescribed burns, fire managers will burn hand piles and debris piles at 17 different sites in the […]

Idaho school board, city council and mayoral races to be decided Tuesday

By: - November 1, 2021

Polls will be open for in-person voting from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time across Idaho on Tuesday for a local Election Day that will help shape many city governments and school boards for the future. Contested elections will vary across the state, depending where a voter lives. Some voters may have several local […]

Idaho redistricting map

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission proposes new legislative map

By: - October 29, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission proposed a new map of state legislative districts late Thursday afternoon, representing a potential breakthrough for the group working to redraw political boundaries.  The new map, titled L02, is available under the “maps” tab of the redistricting commission’s website. The map splits eight of Idaho’s 44 counties and has a population […]

Idaho Legislature to reconvene at Statehouse in Boise on Nov. 15

By: and - October 25, 2021

The Idaho Legislature will reconvene Nov. 15 to address President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 rules for employers and consider an ethics complaint against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke said Monday. Reps. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, and Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, also confirmed the Nov. 15 date to the Idaho […]

Idaho redistricting commission hopes to unveil new political maps this week

By: - October 25, 2021

Following a nearly two-week planned break, Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission returns to the Statehouse in Boise this week to get back to work on redrawing the state’s political boundaries. The six commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday and have meetings planned for Thursday and Friday as well. Commissioners proposed rough drafts of working maps in […]