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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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Group of Idaho legislators sign letter calling for 50-state audit, scrubbing voter rolls

By: - October 15, 2021

Ten Idaho legislators are among those who have signed a letter calling for an audit of 2020 election results in all 50 states, despite results from an audit in Arizona that confirmed former president Donald Trump lost to President Joe Biden in the state’s most populous county. The letter was originally written by Arizona state […]

Judge dismisses unemployment benefits lawsuit against Idaho governor, IDOL director

By: - October 15, 2021

A judge in Ada County’s fourth district court dismissed a lawsuit last week against the governor and the Idaho Department of Labor director that alleged they violated statutory obligations by ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits in June. The complaint, which was filed on Aug. 20 by attorneys with Idaho Legal Aid Services, detailed the stories […]

If you have opinions on housing affordability in Boise, the city wants to hear about it

By: - October 14, 2021

The city of Boise is inviting residents to participate in community discussions to explore ideas and to find solutions for housing affordability issues, according to a press release. Over the next few months, city of Boise staff will hold discussions with the community virtually and in person when it is safe to do so to […]

Preliminary hearing scheduled for former Idaho legislator accused of rape

By: - October 13, 2021

A preliminary hearing for former legislator Aaron von Ehlinger will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29, following his arraignment before a judge Wednesday morning. Von Ehlinger, 39, is charged with rape and forcible penetration by use of a foreign object, both felonies. A no contact order was also issued. The charges are based on […]

What’s the status of Ada County real estate? Higher inventory, steady prices

By: - October 13, 2021

The share of homes in Ada County that sold for over list price dropped to 33.1% in September, but the median sales price for homes remained relatively unchanged, according to a press release from Boise Regional Realtors. The median sales price for homes increased 0.8% from August to September, rising from $530,500 to $534,950. “Competition […]

Idaho Sen. Crapo, bank leaders gather in opposition to proposed IRS changes

By: - October 12, 2021

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the proposal by the Biden administration. This has been corrected. Sen. Mike Crapo held a roundtable discussion at the Idaho Capitol on Tuesday with several representatives from local banks and wealth management firms to discuss his concerns about proposed changes to the Internal Revenue Service that […]

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‘A big deal’: Boise task force recommends changes to child care licensing process

By: - October 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the third in an ongoing series of articles related to child care issues and lack of state support for early childhood education. The first story can be found here, and the second is located here.  For child care providers in Boise, finding a potential employee who already has a license to […]

Program for Idaho medical students receives $12 million for scholarships

By: - October 8, 2021

Idaho ranks near the bottom of states in the country for number of active primary care physicians, and 49th for active physicians overall. According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, nearly every corner of Idaho, or 98%, has a shortage of primary care physicians, and every county has a shortage of mental health […]

Jan Kidd and her husband, Kelly

‘I just couldn’t do it anymore’: Early retirement one of Idaho’s labor shortage problems

By: - October 6, 2021

Over the course of three decades of teaching in rural southern Idaho, Jan Kidd dealt with her fair share of change and challenges, and she had always been able to handle whatever came her way. She’s not an idle person — she likes to stay busy teaching kids about graphic design, accounting and business mathematics. […]

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Mike Simpson, Bryan Smith will vie for seat to represent Idaho’s 2nd congressional district

By: - October 5, 2021

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story identified Matthew Sather as an opponent for Simpson’s seat. The correct name is Robert Matthew Sather.   Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, will run for re-election in 2022, according to campaign strategist Sarah Nelson. He’ll run against a familiar opponent in Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith, who announced his […]

Hays House

Idaho Youth Ranch’s youth shelter stops taking residents amid staffing shortage

By: - October 4, 2021

The Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House, the Treasure Valley’s only shelter for homeless and runaway youth, is temporarily not accepting youth residents because of staffing shortages, according to a press release. “Obviously, we are very saddened by this turn of events,” Scott Curtis, chief executive officer of the Idaho Youth Ranch, said in the release. […]

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Idaho business association leader on vaccine mandates: Legislature should ‘stay out of it’

By: - October 4, 2021

A telephone survey of 400 individuals across Idaho found that 66% of respondents did not think the Idaho Legislature should try to stop businesses from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, and 78% agree that Idaho politicians should not tell private businesses what to do. The survey, conducted by the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry in July, […]