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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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Idaho GOP convention committee approves rule to limit ‘crossover voting’

By: - July 15, 2022

The delegates of the Idaho Republican Party attending the state convention will decide in the next two days whether to approve a rule disqualifying voters affiliated with other parties from registering as Republicans to vote in the party’s primary elections. The Idaho GOP closed its primary process starting in 2012 so that only registered Republicans […]

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Sen. Jim Risch cosponsors a bill to block Biden from using federal property for abortion services

By: - July 14, 2022

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, has joined Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and six other senators in proposing a bill to block the federal government from using federal property for abortion services. The Prohibiting Abortion on Federal Lands Act would prohibit the federal government from promoting, supporting or contracting with abortion providers or otherwise expanding access to […]

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What’s next for Idaho’s abortion policies? Activists, new legislators want more restrictions

By: - July 13, 2022

On the day the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the regulation of abortion rights to the states, Idaho Family Policy Center President Blaine Conzatti told the Idaho Capital Sun that he was overjoyed, but that the work was not yet done. The Idaho Family Policy Center is […]

Algae bloom in Lake Pend Oreille

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to host session to answer questions on algae blooms

By: - July 11, 2022

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will host a public open house focused on cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins and water quality monitoring at Lake Cascade, according to a news release. The open house will take place from 12 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. July 13 at the American Legion Hall, 105 E. Mill St., in Cascade. Cyanobacteria blooms, […]

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Idaho Rep. Dorothy Moon announces candidacy for state GOP chairwoman

By: - July 7, 2022

Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, announced in a press release Thursday that she will run for chairperson of the Idaho Republican Party. Moon, who narrowly lost her bid to be Idaho’s next secretary of state in the May primary, would replace current chairperson of the Idaho GOP, Tom Luna. Luna was elected to the position by […]

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Idaho Supreme Court will hear two abortion lawsuits in early August

By: - July 1, 2022

Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect the reason for the Idaho Supreme Court’s hearing in early August. The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated its original plans for a hearing on a Texas-style abortion law and will use the same date to hear specific arguments related to how that lawsuit and another challenge to […]

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People’s Pen publication under investigation by Idaho AG for alleged sunshine law violation

By: - June 30, 2022

The Idaho Attorney General’s office is investigating a publication called The People’s Pen after a North Idaho resident filed a campaign finance complaint alleging it is not a newspaper but an electioneering piece produced and paid for by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck said the secretary’s office is […]

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

Idaho attorney general, tax commission warn of scam targeting homeowners

By: - June 28, 2022

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission issued a warning Tuesday about a mail scam that targets Idaho homeowners, saying individuals have reported receiving a flyer in the mail about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program. The notice implies it is from the Idaho State Tax Commission or another government entity, but it […]

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Planned Parenthood files Idaho Supreme Court lawsuit to block abortion trigger law

By: - June 27, 2022

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday, Planned Parenthood and one of its abortion providers filed a new lawsuit with Idaho’s Supreme Court to block its trigger law banning nearly all abortions. That law is scheduled to go into effect within the next two months. Planned Parenthood announced the lawsuit in a press release on […]

‘Ukraine must win’: Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv

By: - June 27, 2022

U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv over the weekend to discuss the ongoing Russian assault on Ukraine, according to a press release. Risch, who is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also toured the cities of Kyiv, Irpin and Hostomel to observe the destruction and […]

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Lobbying or campaigning? Idaho political organizations did both before primary election

By: - June 27, 2022

Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle, started hearing about the messages reaching his constituents in mid-February, right in the middle of the legislative session. “Sen. Jim Woodward partnered with far-left Democrats to kill a bill to protect parental rights in Idaho,” a Facebook ad that ran from Feb. 16 to 27 read.  “FACT: Sen. Jim Woodward, a […]

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Idaho attorney general says abortion ban likely to take effect in late August after SCOTUS decision

By: - June 24, 2022

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that determined a person’s constitutional right to seek an abortion, a move that will make abortion illegal in nearly all cases in 13 states, including Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The decision follows a report in early May […]