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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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Build Back Better: What’s in it for Idaho?

By: - December 1, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act, a massive piece of legislation that includes funding for many social programs and clean energy, on Nov. 19. It awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, where it is unclear how the bill might be amended or cut in order to win over a […]

‘I have not seen it like this’: Idaho’s child welfare safety net is wearing thin

By: - November 29, 2021

So far this year, at least 44 Idaho children removed from their homes for safety reasons have stayed in short-term rentals or hotel rooms, often sharing the space with other foster children. A majority of those temporary placements happened just since August. They cost the state about $40,000 so far. Before this year, they were […]

Boise State professor appointed to Idaho legislator’s vacated seat

By: - November 25, 2021

Boise State University professor Carrie Semmelroth has been appointed to the District 17 Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ali Rabe, D-Boise, who moved to a different district, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gov. Brad Little announced the appointment on Wednesday afternoon. Rabe announced earlier this month that she purchased a new […]

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Judges in Idaho can set their own COVID rules again, court says

By: - November 24, 2021

Following the end of crisis standards of care for most of Idaho, the Idaho Supreme Court will return to allowing local judicial districts to set their own COVID-19 rules, according to an order issued Tuesday. “In light of the improving circumstances … we have concluded that further modification of our safety protocols is now warranted,” […]

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

Lawrence Wasden to seek sixth term as Idaho’s attorney general

By: - November 22, 2021

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced in a press release Monday morning he will seek a sixth term for office as a Republican in 2022. Wasden was first elected in 2002, making him the longest serving attorney general in Idaho history. He will face several opponents in the May primary, including former U.S. Rep. Raúl […]

How could the infrastructure bill affect Idaho? It’s more than roads and bridges

By: - November 22, 2021

There are many details to iron out about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, but mayors in Idaho cities large and small already have plenty of ideas for how the funds could improve their communities. The $1.2 trillion bill was supported by 19 Republicans in […]

Former Rep. Luke Malek drops out of Idaho’s lieutenant governor race

By: and - November 22, 2021

Former Rep. Luke Malek announced Sunday night that he would end his campaign for lieutenant governor and support House Speaker Scott Bedke in the 2022 election, citing a need to prevent extremism in the state. Malek, who represented the Coeur d’Alene area from 2012 to 2018, declared his candidacy for the office in November 2020. […]

Got winter items to donate? Boise nonprofit CATCH wants to hear from you

By: - November 22, 2021

A local nonprofit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley is seeking winter clothes and accessories to give to people in the community, according to a press release. Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, or CATCH, said in a news release that it’s asking for donations of: warm hats scarves and gloves […]

‘Backbone of rural America’: One clinic’s efforts to keep health care in Idaho communities

By: - November 19, 2021

As someone who grew up in Hawaii, one of the most jarring realizations Dr. Marilou Gonzalez had when she started working in rural health care was just how much driving people had to do for basic necessities. Like people who come to her clinic in Plummer but shop for groceries an hour away in Coeur […]

Raúl Labrador launches attorney general campaign, appoints treasurer

By: and - November 17, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Raúl Labrador announced he is running for Idaho attorney general as a Republican and appointed a political treasurer Wednesday afternoon. Other candidates who have appointed a political treasurer include GOP incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, as well as other Republicans Art Macomber and Dennis Boyles. Labrador said in a news release that […]

Idaho Senate committee kills three vaccine-related bills

By: - November 17, 2021

The Senate State Affairs Committee decided not to advance three bills passed by the Idaho House of Representatives on Tuesday, effectively killing the bills until at least the next legislative session in January. The committee met for nearly four hours to hear from bill sponsors and to take testimony from the public on the three […]

Idaho Legislature approves joint statement against federal vaccine mandates

By: - November 16, 2021

The Idaho Legislature has passed a joint memorial that will notify President Joe Biden and his administration that the Legislature strongly opposes vaccine mandates for federal workers and contractors, as well as vaccination and testing requirements for large businesses and health care businesses. Senate Joint Memorial 105 passed on a voice vote in the Senate […]