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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.

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 […]

I-84 at Franklin Road

$300M I-84 expansion project will add lanes, replace bridges in Canyon County

By: - July 9, 2021

Drivers passing between Nampa and Caldwell should expect lane closures and detours this summer as the Interstate 84 expansion project enters its next phase. The projects total more than $300 million and call for adding a third lane in both directions of I-84 and replacing 20 bridges and structures, Idaho Transportation Department officials said in […]

Idaho State Capitol building

Multiple complaints accuse Idaho Freedom Foundation of breaking nonprofit rules

By: and - July 7, 2021

An eastern Idaho man who created a new nonprofit organization to serve as a watchdog for political candidates and groups has filed a complaint against the Idaho Freedom Foundation with the IRS. Travis Oler, a Democratic legislative candidate from Shelley, created the Hold Idaho Accountable nonprofit organization earlier this year.  One of his first actions […]

Integra Resources DeLamar Mine

Mining company hoping to reopen near Silver City partners with Trout Unlimited

By: - July 6, 2021

A company that hopes to reopen mining operations near Silver City has partnered with Trout Unlimited to study ways to improve fish habitat in a nearby watershed. Integra Resources entered into a memorandum of understanding with Trout Unlimited to study the Jordan Creek watershed in Owyhee County, Integra President and CEO George Salamis told the […]

Firefighting crews battle Howe Peak Fire

Fire officials warn of above average potential for large wildfires in Idaho through September 

By: - July 1, 2021

Wildland fire officials from multiple government agencies warned Thursday the potential for significant fires is above normal for Idaho for July through September due to drought and extreme heat. And with the Independence Day weekend ahead, fire officials urged Idahoans to seriously consider not using fireworks to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. There are […]

Gov. Brad Little

Little to send five Idaho State Police troopers to U.S.-Mexico border

By: - July 1, 2021

Gov. Brad Little is sending five Idaho State Police troopers to the United State-Mexico border, Little announced Thursday. The 21-day mission begins July 6 and will cost the state $53,391, Little said. The team of five troopers will assist Arizona State troopers in intercepting drugs at the border, he said. In a written statement, Little […]

The Idaho Statehouse in Boise

Idaho begins new fiscal year eyeing record $800 million-plus budget surplus 

By: - July 1, 2021

Barring an unexpected last-second meltdown, the state of Idaho likely ended its budget year Wednesday with a record surplus in excess of $800 million. State officials won’t know for sure for a few days, but Idaho Division of Financial Management Administrator Alex Adams said that as of Friday, revenue sources were tracking ahead of projections […]

Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments in Reclaim Idaho ballot initiative case

By: - June 29, 2021

One of the central questions in an Idaho Supreme Court hearing Tuesday morning was whether a new ballot initiative law places too severe a burden on Idahoans’ rights to bring a ballot initiative forward. Idaho Supreme Court justices spent almost 90 minutes hearing oral arguments over Zoom in the case of Reclaim Idaho’s lawsuit against […]

Simpson’s salmon plan: Once in a generation opportunity or no path forward?

By: - June 27, 2021

Two of the major hurdles to U.S. Rep Mike Simpson’s proposed salmon recovery plan: people and money.  In an effort to save endangered and threatened salmon, Simpson, R-Idaho, unveiled the Columbia Basin Initiative in February after he and his staff said they participated in 300 meetings over the past three years on the topic. The […]