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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 finalizing first proposed maps 

By: - September 10, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission was finalizing its first maps of proposed new political boundaries on Friday, in time for a series of public hearings that kick off next week.  The new maps are initial proposals that satisfy some of the redistricting requirements. They are designed to serve as a jumping off point for public comment. […]

Redistricting committee meets at the Statehouse

‘A tough nut to crack:’ Redistricting commissioners say redrawing boundaries won’t be easy

By: - September 9, 2021

The difficulty of the assignment is starting to sink in for members of Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission.  During Thursday’s meeting at the Statehouse, commission co-chairman Bart Davis said diving into drawing new maps of legislative boundaries brought home “the realization that this is going to be as hard as people told us it was going […]

Idaho’s redistricting commission starts drawing maps

By: - September 8, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission reconvened Wednesday to begin drawing maps and prepare for five weeks of regional public hearings that begin next week.  The six commissioners — three appointed by Republicans and three appointed by Democrats — have until Nov. 30 to redraw the state’s 35 legislative districts and two congressional districts based on new […]

Idaho redistricting commission could begin drawing proposed maps next week

By: - September 3, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission wrapped up its first three days of meetings Friday with commissioners spending additional time training with the software they will use to redraw the state’s political boundaries.  The commission didn’t take any votes or any action Friday.  Instead, commissioners convened as a group in the morning and used the rest of […]

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 […]