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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.

Treasure Valley nonprofit Jesse Tree to hold fundraiser to prevent evictions, homelessness

By: - December 8, 2021

Jesse Tree, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing eviction and homelessness in the Treasure Valley, will hold an event Thursday that will serve as the beginning of the Avenues for Hope December fundraising campaign, according to a press release. The Avenues for Hope fundraising campaign, which is a statewide campaign hosted by the Home Partnership […]

Many Idaho cities struggle with aging water systems. A new bipartisan bill in Congress could help fix that.

By: - December 7, 2021

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, has introduced new legislation with Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly to authorize a five-year Environmental Protection Agency grant program for smart water technology investments, according to a press release. The Water Infrastructure Modernization Act would support municipal water systems and publicly owned wastewater treatment systems to make upgrades with smart […]

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Idaho legislator appointed as Blaine County commissioner

By: - December 3, 2021

Rep. Muffy Davis, D-Ketchum, has been appointed to the Blaine County Commission by Gov. Brad Little, vacating her seat in the Idaho Legislature, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Davis, 49, was serving her second term in the Legislature. She replaces Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg, who is stepping away from the […]

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Idaho senators cosponsor bill to block settlements for separated immigrant families

By: - December 3, 2021

Idaho’s Republican U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are cosponsoring a bill to prevent the federal government from paying legal settlements to immigrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the previous administration’s policies, according to a press release. According to reporting from Roll Call, 5,636 migrant children were separated from their […]

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Build Back Better: What’s in it for Idaho?

By: - December 1, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act, a massive piece of legislation that includes funding for many social programs and clean energy, on Nov. 19. It awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, where it is unclear how the bill might be amended or cut in order to win over a […]

‘I have not seen it like this’: Idaho’s child welfare safety net is wearing thin

By: - November 29, 2021

So far this year, at least 44 Idaho children removed from their homes for safety reasons have stayed in short-term rentals or hotel rooms, often sharing the space with other foster children. A majority of those temporary placements happened just since August. They cost the state about $40,000 so far. Before this year, they were […]

Boise State professor appointed to Idaho legislator’s vacated seat

By: - November 25, 2021

Boise State University professor Carrie Semmelroth has been appointed to the District 17 Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ali Rabe, D-Boise, who moved to a different district, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gov. Brad Little announced the appointment on Wednesday afternoon. Rabe announced earlier this month that she purchased a new […]

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Judges in Idaho can set their own COVID rules again, court says

By: - November 24, 2021

Following the end of crisis standards of care for most of Idaho, the Idaho Supreme Court will return to allowing local judicial districts to set their own COVID-19 rules, according to an order issued Tuesday. “In light of the improving circumstances … we have concluded that further modification of our safety protocols is now warranted,” […]

Door to the Office of the Attorney General at the Idaho State Capitol building on March 23, 2021.

Lawrence Wasden to seek sixth term as Idaho’s attorney general

By: - November 22, 2021

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced in a press release Monday morning he will seek a sixth term for office as a Republican in 2022. Wasden was first elected in 2002, making him the longest serving attorney general in Idaho history. He will face several opponents in the May primary, including former U.S. Rep. Raúl […]

How could the infrastructure bill affect Idaho? It’s more than roads and bridges

By: - November 22, 2021

There are many details to iron out about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, but mayors in Idaho cities large and small already have plenty of ideas for how the funds could improve their communities. The $1.2 trillion bill was supported by 19 Republicans in […]

Former Rep. Luke Malek drops out of Idaho’s lieutenant governor race

By: and - November 22, 2021

Former Rep. Luke Malek announced Sunday night that he would end his campaign for lieutenant governor and support House Speaker Scott Bedke in the 2022 election, citing a need to prevent extremism in the state. Malek, who represented the Coeur d’Alene area from 2012 to 2018, declared his candidacy for the office in November 2020. […]

Got winter items to donate? Boise nonprofit CATCH wants to hear from you

By: - November 22, 2021

A local nonprofit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley is seeking winter clothes and accessories to give to people in the community, according to a press release. Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, or CATCH, said in a news release that it’s asking for donations of: warm hats scarves and gloves […]