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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.

Did you get an income tax filing extension? The Idaho deadline is approaching

By: - October 4, 2021

The extended filing deadline for individual income taxes is approaching, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. Taxpayers who qualified for an automatic extension must send their return and full payment by Oct. 15. “We expect to receive about 50,000 individual income tax returns in October,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray […]

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Hand recount of 2020 votes in two Idaho counties shows less than 1% error rate

By: - September 29, 2021

Idaho Secretary of State staffers visited two Idaho counties last week to investigate allegations of statewide manipulation of the state’s election results that were circulated by Mike Lindell, chief executive officer of the MyPillow company. The canvass found a margin of error of less than 1% in both counties, according to a press release. “The […]

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger

Former Idaho legislator’s attorney: von Ehlinger was on vacation in Central America, not on the run

By: - September 29, 2021

The attorney for former Idaho House Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, Jon Cox, says his client was not trying to evade law enforcement when he was arrested in Georgia last week. Von Ehlinger was on a pre-planned vacation with family in Central America when the warrant was issued, and had been there since May, according to […]

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger

Former Idaho representative arrested on fugitive charge in Georgia

By: - September 27, 2021

Former Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger was arrested Friday in Clayton County, Georgia, on a fugitive from justice charge, according to Clayton County court records. Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Patrick Orr told the Idaho Capital Sun via email that von Ehlinger was arrested and in custody at the Clayton County Jail, which is located […]

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Got the Pfizer vaccine? You may be eligible for a booster dose in Idaho

By: - September 24, 2021

Booster doses are now available for certain individuals who received the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Friday. The announcement follows the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are eligible for a single booster dose are those who received […]

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Idaho Supreme Court to return to online court hearings and suspend new jury trials amid COVID surge

By: - September 24, 2021

Amid the state’s declaration of crisis standards of care and surging COVID-19 cases, the Idaho Supreme Court will return to online court hearings and no new jury trials, according to a press release. The new order will take effect on Monday, Sept. 27. Most court hearings will take place online, but exceptions will include trials […]

Idaho mental health organizations hosting upcoming events for suicide prevention

By: - September 22, 2021

Leaders of mental health organizations across Idaho are highlighting available resources and events as part of September’s National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month, according to a press release. Mental Health America ranks Idaho among the highest in the country for prevalence of mental illness, but lowest for access to resources and support. Several Idaho organizations […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announces veto of Idaho Legislature bill to curb executive power

Idaho governor co-signs letter requesting in-person meeting with Biden on Mexico border issues

By: - September 21, 2021

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a letter with 25 other Republican governors requesting an in-person meeting with President Joe Biden about the U.S. border with Mexico and concerns over national security and public health, according to a release from the governor’s office. “The sustained availability of drugs and the impact from crime related to drug […]

For rent sign in Boise front yard

Available resources still failing to curb Boise-area evictions spike

By: - September 21, 2021

For most of 2021, eviction court cases in Ada and Canyon counties have hovered around 15 to 20 cases per week. But now that the federal moratorium barring evictions for nonpayment of rent has expired, the caseload has doubled, according to Jesse Tree Executive Director Ali Rabe. Jesse Tree works to provide low-income individuals and […]

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 […]