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 appeals court judge to be nominated to federal bench, White House announces

By: - January 18, 2023

President Joe Biden will nominate Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Amanda K. Brailsford to be a federal judge of the U.S. District Court of Idaho, the White House told the Idaho Capital Sun on Wednesday. Brailsford is one of four nominees announced by the White House and is part of the 28th round of federal […]

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Bill that would withhold tax revenue for cities who don’t enforce Idaho’s abortion laws heads to House floor

By: - January 18, 2023

A bill that would punish cities and public officials who refuse to enforce Idaho’s abortion laws by withholding sales and use tax revenue easily cleared the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday and will now receive a full vote in the Idaho House of Representatives. House Bill 2 adds amendments to the No Public Funds […]

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New Idaho Senate bill would not require gender considerations in state public works contracts

By: - January 16, 2023

A bill that would allow contractors in Idaho to disregard a federal executive order barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for certain projects was introduced in the Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday morning. Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle, sponsored Senate Bill 1003. He explained that former President Barack Obama amended […]

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Idaho Senate committee advances bill that would change legal definition of abortion

By: - January 16, 2023

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted to introduce one of two abortion-related bills sponsored by Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle, that would change Idaho’s legal definition of abortion in what Herndon said was an attempt to address concerns from medical professionals around ectopic pregnancies and other certain medical circumstances. Herndon’s bill to remove the rape and […]

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At winter meeting, Idaho GOP further restricts its closed primary elections

By: - January 12, 2023

The Idaho Republican Party adopted a rule intended to limit crossover voting in Republican primaries at its winter meeting. The final version is different from the original proposal after amendments from state central committee members. But Republicans at the meeting came away with conflicting interpretations of the rule — including specifics of the waiting period […]

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Republican lawmakers in Idaho and D.C. advance anti-abortion bills

By: and - January 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved its first abortion-related measures under a new Republican majority, eliciting strong support from GOP members and opposition from Democrats, who rejected the legislation as misleading and incomplete.  Republicans, who secured a four-seat majority during the November midterm elections, said the bill setting medical standards on a national […]

Idaho Supreme Court upholds abortion ban, civil enforcement law

By: - January 5, 2023

In a 3-2 decision, the Idaho Supreme Court upheld Idaho’s abortion ban and the civil enforcement law allowing providers to be sued for performing abortions in an opinion released Thursday.  Planned Parenthood and one of its abortion providers, Dr. Caitlin Gustafson, filed three separate challenges with the Idaho Supreme Court, beginning with the civil enforcement […]

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Proposed rule: Elected officials who deviate from Idaho GOP platform could face consequences 

By: - January 5, 2023

The Idaho Republican Party’s State Central Committee will consider several changes to its rules over the weekend at its 2023 winter meeting, including a policy that would allow the party’s committee members to question the conduct of a Republican elected official and consider punishment for deviating from the party platform. The Idaho Republican Party’s state […]

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Proposed rule would strip Idaho Republican women, youth of member votes on state committee

By: - December 20, 2022

The Idaho Republican State Central Committee will consider adopting a rule in January that would strip the Idaho Young Republicans, the College Republicans and the Idaho Federation of Republican Women of voting rights on the party’s state executive board. The Idaho Republican Party Executive Board includes nine members who are elected by the delegates at […]

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Idaho’s Republican primary is already closed — but the party may close it off even more

By: - December 19, 2022

Idaho’s primary election is, essentially, the whole contest. With partisan divides that strongly favor Republican candidates, the majority of campaign spending happens in the months leading up to primary elections, and Democrats do not even run for office in many districts. The Idaho GOP closed its primary process starting in 2012, so that only registered […]

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Poll: Many Idaho voters unfamiliar with ‘school choice’ policy debate

By: - December 14, 2022

Likely voters across Idaho showed strong support for more education funding, and mixed support for school choice and education savings accounts, in a poll commissioned by the Mountain States Policy Center. But a large segment of likely voters in Idaho weren’t familiar with the policy idea of “school choice” that Idaho lawmakers expect to be […]

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As funds run dry, Idaho Housing and Finance will soon pause emergency rental assistance program

By: - December 14, 2022

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association plans to pause applications for emergency rental assistance funds on Dec. 29 because federal funds are quickly running dry for areas beyond Ada County — a problem the agency hopes the Idaho Legislature can help with in January. The Emergency Rental Assistance program is meant to help individuals who […]