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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.

Child nutrition assistance program put on hold after committee vote

By: - April 12, 2021

Funding for a nutrition assistance program benefiting approximately 71,000 children stalled Monday after the Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee delayed approval because one legislator expressed concerns about the accounting process. Legislators delayed the funding for the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program administered by the Idaho State Department of Education after Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, raised a […]

The Boise Centre downtown.

Boise auditorium district was down $3.1M last year, but demand may be up – way up – come fall

By: - April 12, 2021

Despite a downturn in hotel occupancy rates during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, officials with the Greater Boise Auditorium District and Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District say they used reserve funds to get by and expect a boom from pent-up demand in the coming months. Auditorium districts were established in Idaho Code in 1959 […]

Income tax cut and rebate bill sent to amending order for adjustments

By: - April 8, 2021

An income tax bill that would lower Idaho’s top corporate and individual tax brackets and issue a tax rebate to Idaho residents was sent to the 14th Order for amendments by the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee on Thursday. Senators said adjustments need to be made to the tax bracket numbers, and one senator […]

The Senate in session at the Idaho Capitol on April 6, 2021.

Idaho may soon become 50th state to legalize industrial hemp

By: - April 7, 2021

Both chambers of the Idaho Legislature passed a bill that would legalize the production, processing, research and transportation of industrial hemp statewide. The Idaho Senate passed the bill in a 30-5 vote on Wednesday. Until now, Idaho has been the lone holdout in the United States that did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana. […]

Reclaim Idaho files preemptive initiative in response to Senate Bill 1110

By: - April 7, 2021

Reclaim Idaho, a grassroots organization that spearheaded the ballot initiative campaign for Medicaid expansion in Idaho in 2018, has filed an initiative with the Idaho Secretary of State that would preserve the traditional signature requirements for ballot initiatives in the state. Senate Bill 1110 passed the Idaho House on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of […]

ACHD announces intent to hire bicycle, pedestrian program coordinator

By: - April 7, 2021

The Ada County Highway District announced it will add a bicyclist and pedestrian program coordinator to its team to better meet the needs of residents who walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation. The coordinator will play a large role in existing and future projects and will advise the highway district on best […]

Idaho State Capitol

Legislator introduces bill to hike electric vehicle fees

By: - April 6, 2021

Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, introduced three transportation-related bills in the Idaho House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, one of which would increase electric vehicle registration fees from $140 to $300. Palmer, who chairs the Transportation and Defense Committee, told legislators the bill would bring electric vehicle registration fees “into parity” with the fee that […]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes mortgage servicing changes to prevent wave of COVID-19 foreclosures

By: - April 6, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a set of rule changes Monday intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, millions of families nationwide have suffered the loss of income and nearly 3 million homeowners are behind on their mortgages. The […]

The Idaho State Capitol reflected in the Joe R. Williams building on March 21, 2021.

City officials, legislators expect controversial property tax bill to return

By: - April 6, 2021

As the Idaho Legislature gavels back into session today after a two-week recess following a COVID-19 outbreak, a viable property tax relief bill is still one of the top priorities for many. And while Senate Bill 1108 was narrowly defeated March 18, legislators and local city officials expect to see a similar bill introduced in […]

Activists march for missing and murdered Indigenous women at the Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles.

Federal, state and tribal partners confront violence against Native Americans

By: - April 5, 2021

Various members of Idaho’s federal and state court systems met Thursday to hold a roundtable event with Idaho tribal partners to learn from each other about violence against Native Americans and what actions could be taken to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crime on Idaho’s reservations. The discussion is part […]

Have questions about filing taxes this year? Start with our guide.

By: - April 2, 2021

Between stimulus funds, unemployment payments, state-distributed assistance and plain old traditional deductions, filing taxes this year could get complicated. “There’s been so many balls up in the air lately that it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on,” said Cynthia Adrian, income tax specialist for the Idaho State Tax Commission. There’s plenty of issues […]

Eviction notice

2C residents had a tool to avoid eviction. Now, judges want to make it permanent.

By: - April 1, 2021

As Canyon County begins its budgeting process for the 2022 fiscal year, one line item housing advocates are hoping to see included is mediation services for the magistrate court.  Officials with Idaho’s Third District Court, which encompasses Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington counties, asked Carol Barkes to lead the program in November. Barkes, […]