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.

Idaho State Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle,

Competing property tax relief bill using sales tax revenue introduced in Idaho Senate

By: - February 9, 2023

The Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee introduced a bill Thursday to address rising property taxes in Idaho by dedicating 4.5% of the state’s annual sales tax revenue to homeowners for property tax relief on a primary residence. The bill, which has not yet received a bill number, is sponsored by Sen. C. Scott Grow, […]

IdahoSen. Ali Rabe

Bill requiring ‘reasonable’ rental fees clears Idaho Senate committee

By: - February 8, 2023

A new law that would require fees imposed on residential tenants to be reasonable and in an amount that is no greater than what was agreed to in a rental contract passed out of committee for amendments in the Idaho Senate on Wednesday. The members of the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee agreed to send […]

Idaho Senate approves bill exempting public works contractors from gender considerations

By: - February 8, 2023

A bill exempting state public works contractors from requirements to provide access to non-gendered multi-use restroom or locker facilities on job sites easily passed the Idaho Senate on Wednesday in a 28-7 vote. Senate Bill 1016 is sponsored by Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle, and would allow projects that are funded only by state or local funding […]

Idaho State Capitol rotunda

New bill would criminalize ‘trafficking of minors’ to receive abortions in or outside of Idaho

By: - February 7, 2023

A bill that would add the act of transporting, recruiting or harboring minors to seek an abortion to Idaho’s criminal human trafficking law was introduced in the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday by Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls. The bill also gives Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador the authority and “sole discretion” to prosecute […]

Idaho state capitol building

Parental rights notification bill introduced in Idaho Senate committee

By: - February 6, 2023

A bill that would require parents to be informed of their legal rights in a child protection investigation was introduced in the Idaho Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee on Monday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle, is an updated version of House Bill 170, which passed the Idaho House of Representatives in 2019 […]

health care worker gives a COVID shot

Bill prohibiting immunization considerations in child protection cases advances in Idaho Senate

By: - February 6, 2023

After discussions of alleged vaccine-related child protection situations in states as far away as Maine, but none in Idaho, the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill that would prohibit immunization status from being a factor in child protection investigations or termination of parental rights. Senate Bill 1029 will receive a […]


USDA Rural Development announces more than $19 million for Idaho city’s infrastructure improvements

By: - February 6, 2023

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Idaho State Director Rudy Soto announced in a press release that the agency will provide funding to make improvements to the city of Preston’s aging wastewater treatment and collection system. The $19.2 million in funds, $10.3 million of which is grants and $8.9 million of which is loans from […]

Idaho Legislature JFAC

Debate over JFAC voting procedure continues in Idaho Legislature

By: and - February 6, 2023

After four weeks of the 2023 Idaho legislative session, House and Senate leaders are still debating whether and how to change the way the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee votes. As the debate continues behind the scenes at the Idaho State Capitol, JFAC, which is the Idaho Legislature’s powerful budget committee, hasn’t taken any votes on the […]

tax documents

File taxes for free through this list of companies recommended by Idaho State Tax Commission

By: - February 6, 2023

Idahoans who earn an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less can file taxes for free through several companies that offer free online filing and preparation services for federal and Idaho individual income tax returns, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. The deadline to file income taxes is Tuesday, April […]

Girl filling water cup

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awards $51 million in water project grants

By: - February 4, 2023

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced it will award more than $51.3 million in construction grants to six drinking water and wastewater systems across the state using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a press release. The projects are part of a $300 million allocation from the federal funds that […]

Records show powerful, wealthy funders outside Idaho back school choice campaign

By: - February 3, 2023

The national special interests groups who have poured millions of dollars into efforts to make education savings account programs a reality in states like Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Wisconsin and New Hampshire are the same donors who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during Idaho’s midterm election to ensure school choice-friendly legislators occupied as many seats […]

Hundred dollar bills

Idaho Unclaimed Property Division says it is ‘bursting at the seams’ with safe deposit boxes

By: - February 2, 2023

The Idaho State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division is “bursting at the seams” with safe deposit boxes that it hopes to reunite with the rightful owners, according to a press release. The state of Idaho is responsible for unclaimed property when businesses and organizations lose contact with the rightful owners of money and other valuables. Businesses […]