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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.

Eviction notice

‘Inherent barriers’ hindering federal aid for Idaho rental assistance

By: - June 29, 2021

Even with extensions, one local housing organization says the national eviction moratorium and additional federal funding isn’t helping those struggling with housing costs in the Treasure Valley.  The eviction moratorium that began in September 2020 was scheduled to expire at the end of March but received an extension to the end of June. That deadline […]

Facing COVID-related foreclosure? New federal rules apply

By: - June 28, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released new rules Monday to establish temporary safeguards for borrowers who are exiting forbearance plans and may be facing foreclosure, including loan modifications and the option of selling the home. The rules, which generally exclude small servicers, cover loans on principal residences and will take effect on Aug. 31, according […]

Looking for ways to make the commute for your employees easier? These grants can help

By: - June 23, 2021

Ada County Highway District’s Commuteride program announced a new grant aimed at helping small local businesses implement and maintain commute options in a press release Wednesday. The Commuteride Workspace Mobility Grant provides up to $3,000 in financial assistance to Ada County organizations with 100 or fewer employees. The grant funds can be used for amenities […]

Yellowstone National Park

‘It’s a challenge’: Short-term rental issues plague a small Idaho town near Yellowstone

By: - June 23, 2021

Idaho’s picturesque views and endless supply of outdoor recreational opportunities have always attracted visitors — tourists and new residents alike. But the dynamic changed in the past decade, with the rise of third-party rental websites like Airbnb, VRBO and Vacasa. These short-term rentals and vacation homes opened up lodging to more visitors in some corners […]

Now hiring sign in a store window

Looking for a job? More than 120 employers will be in Caldwell on Wednesday

By: - June 22, 2021

More than 120 Idaho employers with nearly 3,500 available jobs will participate in an outdoor job fair in Caldwell on Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Labor announced in a press release. The cities of Caldwell and Nampa, Boise State University, Amazon, the Community Council of Idaho, Knife River, CS Beef and others will be among […]

Idaho State Capitol

Idaho cities can start applying for $54 million in federal relief funds

By: - June 22, 2021

Idaho cities with populations of fewer than 50,000 people will begin receiving their share of $54 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf announced Monday in a press release. Almost all Idaho cities have a population small enough to be eligible for the funds. Little and […]

Sherri Ybarra

Are you a young person passionate about education? This advisory council seeks applicants

By: - June 18, 2021

The first cohort of Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s Student Advisory Council is open for applications, according to a release from the Idaho State Department of Education. Ybarra’s goal is to gather a panel from across the state that represents Idaho’s diversity in grade level, background, interests, culture and school size, among other […]

A McDonald's in Boise advertises it is hiring for $11 per hour.

Idaho unemployment down to 3% in May

By: - June 18, 2021

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly, from 3.1% in April to 3% in May, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. The state’s overall labor force grew by one-tenth of a percent, the second consecutive month of labor force gains. Six industries saw significant job losses, including natural resources (-2.5%), […]

Rep. Russ Fulcher

Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher announces kidney cancer diagnosis

By: - June 18, 2021

Rep. Russ Fulcher, who represents Idaho’s First Congressional District, announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he has renal cancer, which affects the kidneys. “No one likes to hear the ‘C’ word, especially when having a discussion with their physician, but as many of you have previously experienced … sometimes it happens,” Fulcher wrote. According […]

Given short notice, Treasure Valley cities to remain open for new Juneteenth holiday

By: - June 17, 2021

With short notice mere hours after President Joe Biden signed a law making June 19 a national holiday, the mayors of Boise, Nampa and Meridian announced city operations would be open as normal on Friday, while the state’s executive branch agencies will be closed. June 19 is celebrated as the end of slavery in the […]

University of Idaho guarantees profit to Alaska Airlines to bring back direct Boise flights

By: - June 17, 2021

Alaska Air announced Thursday it will add a direct flight between Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and Boise beginning Aug. 18. The route has not been available as a direct flight for about a decade, according to a news release. The change is part of an agreement between Alaska Air and the University of Idaho, which is […]

tax documents

We don’t review tax exemptions in Idaho. Could models in neighboring states work here?

By: - June 16, 2021

Editor’s note: This is Part II of an ongoing series examining the various aspects of Idaho’s tax exemptions and lack of a legislative review process. Part I can be found here.  With the exception of Nevada and Wyoming, Idaho is surrounded by states with varying degrees of a state-level review process for tax exemptions and […]