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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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North Idaho businesses identify housing as severe issue affecting success

By: - August 9, 2021

The task force that will examine workforce housing needs in the Sandpoint area of Idaho will have its first meeting on Monday to discuss the issue of a lack of affordable housing and how it is affecting local businesses. The task force is led by Mayor Shelby Rognstad and includes individuals from the area’s largest […]

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Need help paying rent? These pop-up events can connect you with financial assistance

By: - August 4, 2021

Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit organization that works to prevent eviction and homelessness, announced in a release it will hold rental assistance pop-up events over the coming months, with the first one taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at Western Idaho Community Action Partnership, 502 Main St. in Caldwell. The staff is […]

House ethics committee recommends censure for North Idaho representative

By: - August 3, 2021

The House Ethics and Policy Committee voted unanimously Tuesday morning to recommend Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, be censured by the full House of Representatives and removed from one of her three assigned committees. Under the recommendation, Giddings would be removed from the House Commerce and Human Resources Committee but remain on the Agricultural Affairs […]

Idaho House member denies allegations of conduct unbecoming of legislator at ethics hearing

By: - August 2, 2021

Idaho Rep. Priscilla Giddings denied all allegations of conduct unbecoming of a legislator at Monday’s House ethics hearing, calling them unfounded, politically motivated attacks by “woke cancel culture.” Two complaints were filed in April and May against Giddings, R-White Bird, for revealing the name and photo of the 19-year-old legislative staffer who accused former Rep. […]

2 complaints, 3 possible outcomes: What to expect from Idaho Rep. Giddings’ ethics hearing

By: - August 2, 2021

Formal ethics investigations at the Idaho Legislature have historically been rare. There have been a few instances over the years, including a high-profile hearing on former Rep. Phil Hart’s tax evasion problems in 2010, but for many years there have been no formal hearings before the House Ethics and Policy Committee.  That is, until this […]

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Idaho House speaker appoints replacement for redistricting commission

By: - July 30, 2021

Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced Friday in a press release that he will appoint former Rep. Thomas Dayley to Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment to replace John Simpson, who had to withdraw his appointment because of lobbying rules. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census […]

Bonner County commissioner announces run for Idaho governor

By: - July 29, 2021

Steven Bradshaw, a Bonner County commissioner in Sandpoint, announced Wednesday he is running to be governor of Idaho, joining a crowded field for the Republican primary contest in May 2022. Bradshaw was elected as a commissioner in 2018 on a platform of “very strong conservative values,” including a stance against abortion and in favor of […]

New online tool launched to help locate rental assistance programs by state

By: - July 29, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the addition of an online tool to help renters and landlords find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses if they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. The Rental Assistance Finder directs renters and landlords to state and local […]

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Democratic leaders choose three Idaho redistricting commission members

By: - July 27, 2021

Leaders of the Idaho Democratic Party have selected Dan Schmidt, Amber Pence and Nels Mitchell as their three appointees to the Idaho Citizen Commission for Reapportionment, according to a press release. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census Bureau data every 10 years. According to previous reporting […]

Idaho established a housing trust fund in ‘92, but it was never funded. What happened?

By: - July 23, 2021

Headlines about housing from 1992 editions of the Idaho Statesman feel eerily familiar. Growth puts squeeze on number of available rentals in area Report says Idaho has housing woes Officials look for ways to ease growth burden Forum focuses on need for more affordable housing That year, Cecil Andrus — Idaho’s most recent Democratic governor […]

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Idaho Department of Lands seeking temporary workers for firefighting efforts

By: - July 20, 2021

The Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, which stocks and maintains wildland firefighting equipment and supplies, is in need of more truck drivers and warehouse workers to assist with the severe fires burning across the state, according to a release. Wildfires in Idaho and across the West are depleting resources, the release stated, and there is […]

Idaho Reps. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, and Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton

Rep. Priscilla Giddings to face ethics committee in August for two complaints

By: - July 20, 2021

According to the Idaho Legislature’s House Journal, the House Ethics Committee has received two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, alleging conduct unbecoming of a representative which is detrimental to the integrity of the House as a legislative body. The journal states the committee conducted a preliminary investigation and found probable cause exists that […]