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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 polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time today for 2022 primary elections

By: - May 17, 2022

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for Idaho’s 2022 primary election. This year’s elections in Idaho are among the most consequential in years. All statewide offices are up for election, including governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction. Additionally, all 105 seats in the Idaho […]

Bans Off Our Bodies abortion rights march in Boise

Thousands gather at Idaho State Capitol in Boise for abortion rights rally

By: - May 14, 2022

Thousands of people gathered at the Idaho State Capitol in downtown Boise on Saturday morning for an abortion rights rally staged as advocates brace for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would lead to abortion being criminalized in Idaho. Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, the ACLU of Idaho, Add the Words Idaho and others organized the […]

Abortion demonstrators outside the Supreme Court

Idaho’s abortion trigger law would take effect 30 days after Roe v. Wade is overturned 

By: - May 13, 2022

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion would be criminalized as a felony in Idaho 30 days after a court ruling is handed down.  Following Politico’s publication last week of a leaked draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, political observers on all sides of the abortion debate are bracing […]

ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

Early voting for Idaho’s May 17 primary election ends today

By: - May 13, 2022

Early voting for the 2022 primary election in Idaho ends today, May 13.  Early voting is available at several Ada and Canyon county locations from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. After 5 p.m. today, Idahoans will need to show up at the polls on Tuesday, May 17, to vote in-person for the primary election, […]

Beth Norton

Idaho legislative attaché launching new statewide comedy competition this month

By: - May 10, 2022

Known for long debates, divisive rhetoric and the occasional unconstitutional bill being signed into law, the Idaho Legislature really isn’t very funny. But legislative attaché Beth Norton is an experienced stand up comic who is launching a new competition called Idaho’s Best Comedian Competition. The competition runs May 19 through May 21 at the Visual […]

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

State of Idaho to hold McGeachin’s salary, then work to make her salary whole

By: - May 9, 2022

Idaho state officials will withhold Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s salary at the end of the current fiscal year to avoid a budget shortfall, but will work to make her salary whole later in the calendar year, state documents obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun indicate.  McGeachin had agreed to allow her salary to be withheld. […]

2022 Idaho primary election: Republican governor’s race features fierce political rivals

By: - May 9, 2022

Idaho’s governor’s race has all the makings of a national spectacle and has Republican Party officials in Idaho sitting on pins and needles. “I say this is a primary like no other,” Idaho Republican Party chairman Tom Luna told the Idaho Capital Sun. “When I go to my national Republican meetings, the party chairs always […]

ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

Today is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for Idaho’s primary election 

By: - May 6, 2022

Today, May 6, is the final day to request an absentee ballot for Idaho’s May 17 primary elections.  Idaho registered voters can use the Secretary of State’s Office’s official voting website, www.voteidaho.gov to request their absentee ballots for free.  Once voters receive an absentee ballot in the mail, they will need to act quickly and […]

Idaho taxpayer files complaint over Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s limited office hours

By: - May 4, 2022

An Idaho taxpayer who is active in Republican politics filed a complaint with three different state agencies Wednesday afternoon asking for an investigation into whether Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s limited office hours violate state law.  Lynn Bradescu, a Boise-area real estate agent, filed a written complaint via email with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, the […]

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

McGeachin says her budget is balanced on same day budget analyst sends her a deficit warning

By: - May 2, 2022

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Monday said her office’s budget is balanced, just hours before she received a new budget-deficit warning from a state budget administrator. First thing Monday morning, McGeachin, who is running for governor in the May 17 Republican primary election, issued a news release that she said was in response to […]

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 […]