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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.

Health care workers during a shift at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center on Aug. 30, 2021.

Idaho is now in statewide mass-casualty triage mode, due to COVID surge

By: and - September 16, 2021

Halting procedures that put someone at significant risk of permanent disability or chronic health problems. Idahoans with low oxygen levels waiting four or more hours to be seen. Nurses with less time to monitor vital signs and paralysis.  Health care workers using basic ventilation devices with no monitoring or sensing functions. Patients awaiting an intensive […]

Signs lead people to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic set up at a park in Caldwell.

Unable to keep up with contact tracing, southwest Idaho health district launches online self-reporting COVID tool

By: - September 16, 2021

Southwest District Health, which covers six counties in Idaho, announced in a press release Wednesday that it has launched a new COVID-19 data collection tool for self-reporting since the district is unable to conduct contact tracing in a timely manner. The health district attempts to contact each person with a new positive case to learn […]

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down

By: - September 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the second in an ongoing series of articles related to the cost of child care and lack of state support for early childhood education. The first story can be found here.  When tuition and federal support are factored against costs per year at Boise-based child care center Giraffe Laugh, the budget […]

Now hiring sign in a store window

Need a job? More than 70 companies will be looking to hire at Meridian job fair this month

By: - September 7, 2021

A free job fair with more than 70 companies represented will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, according to a press release. The Idaho Job and Career Fair will feature employers offering full-time and part-time positions with varying work schedules and levels of experience, […]

School supplies next to mask

Funding for COVID-19 screening and testing now available to Idaho schools

By: - September 2, 2021

About three weeks after Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced $30 million in COVID-19 relief funding would be directed to school districts for testing, the program is now set up and open for districts that want to participate. The information was announced Wednesday in the weekly update email sent by the office of Idaho Superintendent of […]

Downtown Boise skyline

As tax gap widens, Idaho 1 of 10 states with no obligation to disclose property’s sale price

By: - August 31, 2021

Much has been said about the widening disparity between commercial and residential property taxes and what may be causing the burden of increasing cost to residential homeowners, but one potential cause not often discussed is the effect of Idaho’s non-disclosure laws surrounding real estate transactions. Idaho is one of 10 states where there is no […]

the Idaho Legislature’s Property Taxes and Revenue Expenditures Study Committee

Idaho legislator proposes new exemption to address property tax shifts

By: - August 27, 2021

In an effort to address widening tax burdens between commercial and residential properties each year and to bring stability to the system, Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, is working on a proposal that would create a new exemption in Idaho’s tax code. Rice discussed the idea at a meeting Friday of the Legislature’s Property Taxes and […]

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Gov. Little announces new treatment centers, more funding as COVID strains hospitals

By: - August 26, 2021

Gov. Brad Little announced in a press release that three COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment facilities will be set up across Idaho and $10 million in federal relief funds will be distributed to help ease the burden on overstretched hospitals. The treatment facilities will be located in the Treasure Valley, north Idaho and eastern Idaho. The […]

Report: Lack of child care results in $479M loss for Idaho’s economy. These groups hope to help.

By: - August 26, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the first in an ongoing series of articles related to the cost of child care and lack of state support for early childhood education. In early 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report about the economic effects of breakdowns in access to child care in four states. Idaho was […]

‘I feel so helpless’: Boise woman pleads for help evacuating family from Afghanistan

By: - August 26, 2021

The withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and subsequent takeover of the Taliban gives Boise resident Saida Razaee the worst form of déjà vu. Razaee came to Boise in 2003 as a refugee from Afghanistan when she was 14 years old, after the first time the Taliban took control of the country in 1996. “I […]

Two Idahoans sue state officials for cutting off pandemic unemployment benefits

By: - August 24, 2021

Two Idahoans who were receiving unemployment benefits during the pandemic have filed a lawsuit against Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier for allegedly violating their statutory obligations by ending federal pandemic employment benefits in June. The complaint was filed on Aug. 20 by attorneys with Idaho Legal Aid Services, […]

For rent sign in Boise

In need of housing help? Boise organization announces more pop-up events 

By: - August 24, 2021

Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit organization that works to prevent eviction and homelessness, announced in a press release it will hold eight rental assistance pop-up events between now and Sept. 22. The first one will take place from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nampa Housing Authority, 211 19th Ave. N. The staff is […]