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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.

Some Idaho Republicans want candidates to obtain GOP committee endorsement to run for office

By: - January 6, 2022

The Idaho Republican Party will consider a change to its rules and a supporting resolution Friday and Saturday that would require any candidate seeking a statewide, legislative or county level position to first obtain the endorsement of the Republican central committee in order to be placed on a primary election ballot. Jake Miller, communications director […]

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Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo announces he will run for re-election in 2022

By: - January 5, 2022

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo announced in a press release Wednesday that he will seek his fifth term in Congress this year. Crapo has been one of Idaho’s two senators since 1999. Crapo, who is a ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, ran unopposed in the 2016 Republican primary, but will face challengers this […]

Idaho’s housing trust fund was empty for 30 years. That may soon change.

By: - January 4, 2022

Idaho established a state Housing Trust Fund in 1992, intending to make it a source of matching funds for federal affordable housing programs. But state lawmakers never put any money into the fund, so it sat empty for nearly 30 years. That may change in this year’s legislative session, along with several other policy changes […]

Will there be a bill to establish a tax policy review process in Idaho? Not this session.

By: - December 22, 2021

Lawmakers at the Idaho Capitol in Boise will no doubt consider many bills in the upcoming legislative session beginning Jan. 10, but a statewide tax policy review process won’t be one of them, according to two legislators who are working on the subject. Reps. Steve Berch, D-Boise, and Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, requested a report in […]

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Social workers are leaving the Idaho health department. Now, some case metrics are dropping.

By: - December 17, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of Idaho Capital Sun stories on Idaho’s child welfare and foster care system. To read the first story click here, to read the second, click here and to read the third, click here. After nearly 30 years in the world of child protection, Ada County Magistrate […]

‘I felt like I didn’t have a choice’: Idaho social workers detail what made them quit

By: - December 15, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of Idaho Capital Sun stories on Idaho’s child welfare and foster care system. To read the first two stories, click here and here. Social workers across Idaho have been leaving their jobs with the Department of Health and Welfare, saying the work environment and high caseloads […]

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Is the state of Idaho sitting on emergency rental assistance funds? Not exactly. 

By: - December 14, 2021

While the city of Boise has spent nearly all of the emergency rental assistance that was allocated by the federal government to assist residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives from the Idaho Housing and Finance Association say that doesn’t mean the $175 million that was allocated to the state agency is going to waste. The […]

Child welfare review panels say Idaho health department isn’t listening to concerns

By: - December 13, 2021

The Idaho Legislature’s Child Protection Legislative Oversight Committee met for the first time in more than a year Friday and heard from many people working within the state’s child welfare system about numerous issues concerning staffing, safety and support for foster care families. The committee, which was established in 2018 following a report from the […]

Idaho Supreme Court selects new chief judge for court of appeals

By: - December 13, 2021

The Idaho Court of Appeals has selected Judge Jessica M. Lorello to become its next chief judge of the appeals court beginning Jan. 1, according to a press release from the Idaho Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals consists of four judges who hear appellate cases assigned by the Idaho Supreme Court, and the chief […]

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Where’s the money coming from in Idaho’s statewide races?

By: - December 10, 2021

Editor’s note: This story and the campaign finance tables were updated on Dec. 21, 2021. As campaign season approaches, millions have already been hauled in by candidates for statewide office in Idaho, including more than $987,000 to Gov. Brad Little’s campaign and more than $432,000 between two Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. Idaho’s primary election […]

Boise has spent all of its federal rental assistance money. Now it’s asking for more.

By: - December 9, 2021

After distributing all of the federal rental assistance funds for the city of Boise and nearly all of the allocation to Ada County, the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority is hoping to receive more through reallocated dollars in the coming months. The program is meant to help individuals who need help with rent or utilities […]

Looking for a good cause to donate to this month? Here are 48 to choose from in southwest Idaho.

By: - December 9, 2021

A statewide fundraising campaign called Avenues for Hope that will benefit 92 housing-related nonprofits begins today and will last through the end of December, according to a press release. The campaign, hosted by the Home Partnership Foundation, includes nonprofits that are dedicated to efforts such as preventing homelessness, assisting people who are chronically or temporarily […]