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Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris is an award-winning journalist who has covered many topics across Idaho since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University. Moseley-Morris started her journalism career at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, followed by the Lewiston Tribune and the Idaho Press.

Idaho was the 50th state to legalize industrial hemp. Now eight farmers are ready to produce it.

By: - January 25, 2022

Amid years of historic drought and a push for more sustainable resources to lower carbon emissions, industrial hemp legalization may have come along at just the right time for Idaho agriculture. Hemp is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated crops in modern human history, but it only became legal to grow in Idaho […]

Door to the Office of the Attorney General at the Idaho State Capitol building on March 23, 2021.

Have you gotten a letter about unpaid taxes? Make sure it’s not a scam, Idaho officials warn

By: - January 24, 2022

The Idaho State Tax Commission and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden are warning the public about a scam targeting taxpayers that is meant to intimidate and steal money from residents, according to a press release. Taxpayers have reported receiving threatening letters from the “Tax Processing Center” or “Tax Processing Unit” claiming the state will seize […]

Candidates for Idaho secretary of state at odds over grant funding in 2020 election

By: - January 20, 2022

As the primary election for statewide candidates approaches in May, one Republican legislator who is running for Idaho secretary of state has made allegations that Facebook tried to influence Idaho elections a centerpiece of her campaign. But county clerks across the state want to make it clear that was not what happened in the 2020 […]

Idaho Capitol Building

‘There’s got to be a better solution’: Idaho’s county clerks lament 2021 property tax bill

By: - January 18, 2022

Calculating levy rates for property taxes each year has never been an easy job for county clerk offices across Idaho. It’s a complex budgeting process that takes many different factors into account and requires weeks of collaboration with taxing districts across one county. But this year, after the implementation of House Bill 389, some clerks […]

Struggling with filing Idaho income taxes? These webinars could help.

By: - January 17, 2022

The Idaho State Tax Commission and federal Taxpayer Advocate Service will host two free webinars with tips for filing income taxes, according to a press release. The “Tips for Filing Income Taxes” webinars will be held virtually on Jan. 19 and Feb. 17. The class will include information on new tax credits, what income is […]

Farmer harvesting wheat

What could Idaho’s future look like as climate changes? This economic report details the risks.

By: - January 14, 2022

Last summer was one of the most difficult seasons on record for climate disasters in Idaho — from extreme wildfire conditions across the state to severe drought conditions, farmers were forced to cull cattle herds earlier in the season, some ended crop growing seasons early, and areas across Idaho struggled with water supply. Those types […]

Idaho Capital Building in Boise

On day three of session, two Idaho lawmakers disclose positive COVID results

By: - January 12, 2022

Two Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an emailed statement from the Idaho House and Senate Democrats. Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, and Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, learned they had tested positive on Wednesday and left the Idaho Capitol, according to the statement. Both wore masks during the past […]

Idaho Democratic Party chairman to resign from his post Friday

By: - January 12, 2022

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Fred Cornforth is resigning from his role with the party on Friday, citing a medical condition, according to an email sent to the Democratic State Central Committee obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun. Cornforth was elected to the position in March 2021, taking over the role after Van Beechler’s term was […]

Homes under construction

Under governor’s proposal, Idaho’s housing trust fund will likely remain empty after all

By: - January 10, 2022

Housing advocates had hoped Gov. Brad Little would announce a one-time $50 million allocation of funds to the Idaho State Housing Trust Fund for workforce housing developments, but the fund will likely remain empty this year. Because the funds come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, the recommendation will be to direct $50 million […]

Idaho’s health department planned to ask for 10 more social workers. The governor proposed 21.

By: - January 10, 2022

Gov. Brad Little has proposed the addition of 21 social workers and three psychosocial rehabilitation specialists for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, along with a 7% pay increase for safety assessors and case managers. His proposal also increases reimbursement rates for foster families across Idaho. The proposal will still need approval from the […]

Idaho GOP committee unanimously defeats proposed ballot rule that would have required endorsements

By: - January 7, 2022

A rule that would have required any candidate seeking a statewide, legislative or county level position to first obtain the endorsement of Republican central committees in order to be placed on a primary election ballot was defeated unanimously during a party rules committee meeting on Friday. The rule was passed by the Bonneville County Republican […]

Legislative leadership meets at Capitol

This session will be about investment in Idaho, legislative leaders say

By: - January 7, 2022

After the longest legislative session in Idaho history in 2021, House and Senate leadership expressed hope on Friday that the 2022 session will be efficient and productive and an opportunity for the Legislature to address education, tax relief and other issues in meaningful ways. Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, said at a legislative […]