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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.

Ethics committee said legislator accused of rape should face sanctions

By: - April 29, 2021

UPDATE: Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston, has resigned his seat. Von Ehlinger submitted his letter of resignation Thursday afternoon and it was read on the floor of the House of Representatives by House Chief Clerk Carrie Maulin. After most committee members condemned the behavior of Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston, the Ethics and House […]

Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger

Legislative staffer testifies at ethics committee investigating Idaho lawmaker accused of rape

By: - April 28, 2021

She told them she was terrified to testify. From behind three black curtains erected to attempt to protect her identity, she described what led up to the alleged sexual assault that put Wednesday’s Ethics and House Policy Committee hearing at the Capitol into motion. And when she was allowed to be dismissed from Lincoln Auditorium […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announces a ban on state involvement in vaccine passports

Idaho governor signs anti-abortion bill into law

By: - April 27, 2021

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law on Tuesday a piece of legislation commonly known as the “fetal heartbeat” bill. The law bans abortions after the detection of a baby’s heartbeat, which is typically five to six weeks after conception.  House Bill 366 includes exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother, but the […]

Legislative staffer who alleges assault by Idaho representative will be subpoenaed to testify publicly

By: and - April 27, 2021

The 19-year-old legislative staffer who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger will be compelled to testify publicly before the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday, according to representatives who have been assisting the teen. Members of the organization spoke during a press conference Tuesday morning about the 19-year-old and the overall issues […]

Bill aimed at social justice topics in schools headed to governor’s desk

By: - April 26, 2021

The Idaho Senate passed a bill aimed at addressing social justice topics in public schools, potentially clearing the way for a $1.1 billion public school budget to pass the House of Representatives after it was voted down in early April. Senators voted 27-8 to pass House Bill 377, with one Republican voting against it. It […]

Data shows widening gap between Ada County’s commercial, residential property taxes

By: and - April 26, 2021

As debates over property tax relief have continued in the Boise area, legislators, city officials and residents alike have pointed to an increasing shift of the tax burden to residential homeowners over commercial properties. A dataset of residential and commercial property taxes obtained from the city of Meridian and reviewed by the Idaho Capital Sun […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announces a ban on state involvement in vaccine passports

Public records show vast majority of constituents asked governor to veto initiatives bill

By: - April 23, 2021

Gov. Brad Little received approximately 2,150 emails and 4,000 phone calls asking him to veto the bill that changes the requirements for gathering signatures to trigger a ballot initiative – a bill Little signed April 17. Per Idaho law, Little had five days from the time the bill was delivered to his desk to sign […]

Idaho House passes social justice bill on party-line vote

By: - April 22, 2021

On a party-line vote, the Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at addressing social justice topics in public schools. House Bill 377 was introduced Wednesday by Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, and Sen. Carl Crabtree, R-Grangeville, and would prohibit certain principles from being taught in public schools or using public funds to promote […]

Nonprofit Jesse Tree creates security deposit assistance program with grant funding

By: - April 22, 2021

Homelessness prevention nonprofit Jesse Tree has launched a Security Deposit Assistance Program with a $30,000 grant from the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation to help assist those losing their rental housing, according to a press release from Jesse Tree. The program applies to anyone in the Treasure Valley living in a form of rental housing, including […]

Legislative committee introduces bill addressing social justice topics in schools

By: - April 21, 2021

A bill aimed at addressing social justice topics in public schools was among five bills introduced in the House Ways and Means committee of the Idaho Legislature on Wednesday afternoon, and the House Education Committee will consider it Thursday morning. Ways and Means is a committee that can be utilized toward the end of a […]

Idaho child care providers say grant dollars are key to survival

By: - April 21, 2021

When the Boise School District shut down in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began, Melissa Buck’s enrollment at the Vista Montessori School child care center went from 45 children to 12. She normally fields five to 10 inquiries a week for enrollment and quotes a yearlong waitlist for potential children from infants to age […]

Idaho schools chief names new deputy superintendent of operations

By: - April 20, 2021

Joel Wilson, who leads the Butte County School District, will join the Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction’s office in July as deputy superintendent of operations, according to a press release from the state agency. Wilson replaces Tim McMurtrey, who has been in the position since 2015 and is retiring after 35 years in positions serving […]