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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.

Reclaim Idaho files preemptive initiative in response to Senate Bill 1110

By: - April 7, 2021

Reclaim Idaho, a grassroots organization that spearheaded the ballot initiative campaign for Medicaid expansion in Idaho in 2018, has filed an initiative with the Idaho Secretary of State that would preserve the traditional signature requirements for ballot initiatives in the state. Senate Bill 1110 passed the Idaho House on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of […]

ACHD announces intent to hire bicycle, pedestrian program coordinator

By: - April 7, 2021

The Ada County Highway District announced it will add a bicyclist and pedestrian program coordinator to its team to better meet the needs of residents who walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation. The coordinator will play a large role in existing and future projects and will advise the highway district on best […]

Idaho State Capitol

Legislator introduces bill to hike electric vehicle fees

By: - April 6, 2021

Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, introduced three transportation-related bills in the Idaho House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, one of which would increase electric vehicle registration fees from $140 to $300. Palmer, who chairs the Transportation and Defense Committee, told legislators the bill would bring electric vehicle registration fees “into parity” with the fee that […]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes mortgage servicing changes to prevent wave of COVID-19 foreclosures

By: - April 6, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a set of rule changes Monday intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, millions of families nationwide have suffered the loss of income and nearly 3 million homeowners are behind on their mortgages. The […]

The Idaho State Capitol reflected in the Joe R. Williams building on March 21, 2021.

City officials, legislators expect controversial property tax bill to return

By: - April 6, 2021

As the Idaho Legislature gavels back into session today after a two-week recess following a COVID-19 outbreak, a viable property tax relief bill is still one of the top priorities for many. And while Senate Bill 1108 was narrowly defeated March 18, legislators and local city officials expect to see a similar bill introduced in […]

Activists march for missing and murdered Indigenous women at the Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles.

Federal, state and tribal partners confront violence against Native Americans

By: - April 5, 2021

Various members of Idaho’s federal and state court systems met Thursday to hold a roundtable event with Idaho tribal partners to learn from each other about violence against Native Americans and what actions could be taken to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crime on Idaho’s reservations. The discussion is part […]

Have questions about filing taxes this year? Start with our guide.

By: - April 2, 2021

Between stimulus funds, unemployment payments, state-distributed assistance and plain old traditional deductions, filing taxes this year could get complicated. “There’s been so many balls up in the air lately that it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on,” said Cynthia Adrian, income tax specialist for the Idaho State Tax Commission. There’s plenty of issues […]

Eviction notice

2C residents had a tool to avoid eviction. Now, judges want to make it permanent.

By: - April 1, 2021

As Canyon County begins its budgeting process for the 2022 fiscal year, one line item housing advocates are hoping to see included is mediation services for the magistrate court.  Officials with Idaho’s Third District Court, which encompasses Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington counties, asked Carol Barkes to lead the program in November. Barkes, […]

KC Hunt, right, and his fiancée, Alissia, spent five hours preparing and decorating a nursery in their rented Boise Bench home in preparation for their baby boy’s arrival in July. The couple recently received an email from their property management company giving them 30 days to find another place to live. They're among hundreds of Idahoans facing eviction during the pandemic and explosive population growth in Idaho.

Since January, more than 250 Treasure Valley evictions have come before court despite moratorium

By: - March 31, 2021

KC Hunt and his fiancée, Alissia, spent five hours preparing and decorating a nursery in their rented Boise Bench home in preparation for their baby boy’s arrival in July. They set up the crib, nestled a big stuffed brown bear in the corner and stuck blue polka dot stickers to the wall above the changing […]

Idaho Housing and Finance says 2,000 loans went into forbearance during pandemic

By: - March 31, 2021

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association services about 50,000 home loans across the state of Idaho, and Director of Loan Servicing Chuck Kracht said approximately 2,000 of those loans have gone into forbearance during the past year of the pandemic.  Nationwide, about 2.5 million home loans are in forbearance status.  “A lot of people never […]