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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.

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Idaho Secretary of State: Preliminary election audit results show low margin of error

By: - May 26, 2022

The results of a hand count of randomly selected ballots from the May 17 primary election in three Idaho counties showed little to no margin of error in the reported vote count, according to a press release from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. It is the first post-election audit since the passage of Senate Bill […]

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Billionaire donors from East Coast groups left big impression on Idaho primary races 

By: - May 26, 2022

In the first four months of 2022, political action committees in Idaho took in more than $4 million in donations and spent more than $3.3 million on campaigns across Idaho. Groups in Virginia and Washington, D.C., poured at least $391,000 into advertisements and mailers leading up to the May 17 primary — and thousands more […]

Idaho’s first post-election audit takes place this week, following new law

By: - May 25, 2022

Following the passage of Senate Bill 1274 during the legislative session earlier this year, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office announced the counties and precincts across Idaho that were randomly selected for the state’s first post-primary election audit, according to a press release. The audit is conducted to check that the equipment and procedures used […]

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As inflation grows, the adjustable-rate mortgage makes a comeback in Idaho

By: - May 23, 2022

A home loan made famous by the 1980s era of double-digit interest rates — then made infamous by the mid-2000s mortgage crisis — is making a comeback in Idaho. The Federal Reserve, the country’s central banking system, is raising interest rates. As a result, mortgage lenders such as Zions Bank report more homebuyers are opting […]

The Idaho Supreme Court building in Boise on March 23, 2021.

Idaho Supreme Court denies state request to lift pause on Texas-style abortion law

By: - May 20, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan signed the order Friday denying the motion. If the court had agreed to lift the stay, the law would have gone into effect immediately. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)

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Former Idaho representative convicted of rape asks for new trial or acquittal

By: - May 19, 2022

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, whom a jury found guilty of felony rape in April, filed a motion seeking  a new trial or acquittal in Ada County’s Fourth District court on May 13. Von Ehlinger’s attorney also requested that he be released on bond if a new trial is granted. A hearing to consider the […]

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 ‘The campaign against the Democrats starts today’: Idaho Republicans pledge unity at rally

By: - May 18, 2022

A small crowd turned out for the Idaho Republican Party unity rally on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate candidates who won the party’s nomination in Tuesday night’s primary election and to express a commitment to moving forward with respect and civility. Several statewide candidates who did not prevail in the primary were not in attendance, including […]

Idaho Attorney General candidate Raúl Labrador

Former U.S. Congressman Labrador wins nomination for Idaho attorney general

By: - May 18, 2022

Former U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador bested incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary, unseating Idaho’s longest-serving attorney general.  Labrador held a lead of 51% of primary votes over Wasden’s 38% as of Tuesday night, with about 80% of Idaho precincts reporting results. Labrador told the Idaho Capital Sun he […]

Phil McGrane

Ada County Clerk wins Republican nomination for Idaho secretary of state

By: - May 18, 2022

With most precincts reporting, Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane won the Republican primary nomination for Idaho secretary of state over Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, on Tuesday.  Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, was in third place as of Tuesday night with about 15% of the total votes cast and 81% of precincts reporting. The Idaho Secretary […]

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Judge dismisses public records lawsuit against Idaho Rep. Giddings 

By: - May 17, 2022

A Fourth District judge in Ada County has dismissed a public records lawsuit against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, ruling she did not act in bad faith and that there was no need to compel disclosure of records. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)

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Are you an Idaho teen in need of a job? There’s a job fair this weekend for that.

By: - May 17, 2022

The Idaho Department of Labor will hold a special job fair for teens and young adults at Wahooz in Meridian on Saturday, according to a press release. The job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz, located at 1385 S. Blue Martin Lane. Employers from […]

Three Idaho schools win new fitness centers valued at $100k through fitness foundation

By: - May 17, 2022

Three Idaho schools will receive DON’T QUIT! fitness centers valued at $100,000 from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, according to a press release. Emmett Middle School, Fairmont Junior High in Boise and Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot are the recipients of the centers, the release said. The foundation has gifted fitness centers […]