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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.

Associated Taxpayers of Idaho program on table

Newly elected Idaho officials talk taxes, upcoming legislative session at annual conference

By: - November 30, 2022

Concerns about the economy, budget outlooks, property taxes and other subjects were the focus of the 76th annual Associated Taxpayers of Idaho Conference on Wednesday, with legislators and newly elected officials in attendance about a month before the next legislative session begins. The Associated Taxpayers of Idaho is a nonprofit organization that produces reports related […]

Phil McGrane

Incoming Idaho secretary of state announces four top hires for new office

By: - November 30, 2022

Secretary of State-elect Phil McGrane announced four hires who will join his staff in January when he is sworn in, according to a press release. The four include Nicole Fitzgerald as chief deputy, Brooke Brourman as deputy legislative counsel, Jason Lehosit as deputy policy director and Chelsea Carattini as communications director. The Idaho Secretary of […]

Bans Off Our Bodies abortion rights march in Boise

Two abortion rights protesters file tort claims against Boise city, police over arrests

By: - November 30, 2022

Two people who were arrested by Boise Police Department officers during abortion rights protests in May have filed tort claims against the city of Boise alleging violations of civil rights, assault and battery and infliction of emotional distress, according to documents obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun. The Idaho Statesman first reported the notice of […]

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Idaho seeks to dismiss Satanic Temple abortion lawsuit, says a suit requires a pregnant woman

By: - November 29, 2022

Attorneys representing the state of Idaho have asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit from the Satanic Temple over Idaho’s abortion laws, saying the organization lacks standing to pursue the case and refuting its legal arguments. The Satanic Temple filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court of the District of Idaho at the end of […]

Medical Form

Idaho health department asks court to dismiss trans discrimination lawsuit

By: - November 29, 2022

An attorney representing the state of Idaho filed a motion Friday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare over alleged discriminatory policies that deny transgender people coverage under Medicaid for gender reassignment surgery. The motion to dismiss the case argues, among other things, that Idaho has no […]

gavel in courtroom

Appeals court considers whether to lift stay on Idaho’s transgender sports law

By: - November 22, 2022

Three judges in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case that will determine whether an injunction blocking Idaho’s transgender youth sports law can remain in place. The Idaho Attorney General’s office and attorneys from the Alliance Defending Freedom filed the appeal in September after U.S. District Court Chief Judge […]

People talk on the garden level of the Idaho Capitol

September special session leads to $24,000 in fines against 91 Idaho lobbyists for late filings

By: - November 21, 2022

Following the September special session of the Idaho Legislature, 91 lobbyists were fined by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for filing late reports, public records obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun showed. While the session lasted a single day on Sept. 1, when the Idaho Legislature passed a $1 billion bill that included a […]

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If you receive this notice in the mail, throw it away, Idaho attorney general warns

By: - November 18, 2022

Idahoans should be wary of scam mailers that look like official government letters but are advertisements for private tax attorneys who are “attempting to drum up business,” according to a press release from Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office. Wasden’s office issued a warning about a similar scam in January, and Ada County officials notified […]

Idaho high school student, school board trustee sent as delegate to UN Climate Change Conference

By: - November 18, 2022

Boise High School senior and school board member Shiva Rajbhandari is in Egypt as a delegate for the League of Women Voters of the United States to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, according to a press release. Rajbhandari, 18, received a scholarship from the League of Women Voters to attend the meeting as one […]

Raúl Labrador,

Incoming Idaho attorney general announces first two hires for office, including solicitor general

By: - November 17, 2022

Idaho’s next attorney general, Raúl Labrador, announced Thursday he has hired two members of his executive team who will start their new roles on Jan. 2, according to a press release. Labrador won the Nov. 8 election for the office and replaces 20-year incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. He secured 62% of the vote […]

Dr. E.J. Alcorn, a 1901 doctor

What does history tell us about how the Idaho Supreme Court might rule on abortion?

By: - November 14, 2022

Idaho drafted its original abortion statute at the First Territorial Session in Lewiston — 25 years before Idaho became a state and drafted the state constitution — in the winter months between December 1863 and early 1864. The wording of the statute is almost identical to statutes several other states were passing to ban abortion […]

Voters at voting booths

Idaho’s Teton County found a box of uncounted ballots. That didn’t change the election.

By: - November 10, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office updated vote counts from Teton County on Thursday, after the county discovered one ballot box had not been processed. But the vote total did not change the outcomes of any state races, according to Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. Teton County, which is in eastern Idaho, reported Wednesday […]