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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.

Idaho House speaker appoints replacement for redistricting commission

By: - July 30, 2021

Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced Friday in a press release that he will appoint former Rep. Thomas Dayley to Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment to replace John Simpson, who had to withdraw his appointment because of lobbying rules. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census […]

Bonner County commissioner announces run for Idaho governor

By: - July 29, 2021

Steven Bradshaw, a Bonner County commissioner in Sandpoint, announced Wednesday he is running to be governor of Idaho, joining a crowded field for the Republican primary contest in May 2022. Bradshaw was elected as a commissioner in 2018 on a platform of “very strong conservative values,” including a stance against abortion and in favor of […]

New online tool launched to help locate rental assistance programs by state

By: - July 29, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the addition of an online tool to help renters and landlords find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses if they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. The Rental Assistance Finder directs renters and landlords to state and local […]

Democratic leaders choose three Idaho redistricting commission members

By: - July 27, 2021

Leaders of the Idaho Democratic Party have selected Dan Schmidt, Amber Pence and Nels Mitchell as their three appointees to the Idaho Citizen Commission for Reapportionment, according to a press release. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census Bureau data every 10 years. According to previous reporting […]

Idaho established a housing trust fund in ‘92, but it was never funded. What happened?

By: - July 23, 2021

Headlines about housing from 1992 editions of the Idaho Statesman feel eerily familiar. Growth puts squeeze on number of available rentals in area Report says Idaho has housing woes Officials look for ways to ease growth burden Forum focuses on need for more affordable housing That year, Cecil Andrus — Idaho’s most recent Democratic governor […]

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Idaho Department of Lands seeking temporary workers for firefighting efforts

By: - July 20, 2021

The Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, which stocks and maintains wildland firefighting equipment and supplies, is in need of more truck drivers and warehouse workers to assist with the severe fires burning across the state, according to a release. Wildfires in Idaho and across the West are depleting resources, the release stated, and there is […]

Idaho Reps. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, and Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton

Rep. Priscilla Giddings to face ethics committee in August for two complaints

By: - July 20, 2021

According to the Idaho Legislature’s House Journal, the House Ethics Committee has received two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, alleging conduct unbecoming of a representative which is detrimental to the integrity of the House as a legislative body. The journal states the committee conducted a preliminary investigation and found probable cause exists that […]

More than $150 million still available to Idahoans for COVID rental assistance

By: - July 20, 2021

Of the $175 million in emergency rental assistance funds available to the Idaho Housing and Finance Association through federal coronavirus relief funding allocated in March, a little over 5% — or $9 million — has been distributed to Idahoans outside of Ada County so far. The program is meant to help individuals who need help […]

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Boise realtor foundation donates $250k for affordable housing developments

By: - July 19, 2021

The Boise Regional REALTORS Community Foundation announced it will donate $250,000 to the LEAP Housing Trust to support affordable housing developments in Elmore, Gem and Ada counties, according to a press release. “LEAP’s Housing Trust was chosen for this gift not only because of what they build, but by doing so, they provide more options […]

‘Canary in the coalmine’: Climate change becoming big factor for Idaho winemakers

By: - July 19, 2021

The Martin Fujishin who grew up working on a farm in Adrian, Oregon, would have made sure the ground between the rows of his vineyard was spotless. But at his 13.5-acre vineyard in Wilder, the ground is seeded with a layer of cover crops — mixed mustard in the spring, winter wheat during the cold […]

Idaho House speaker to appoint different redistricting member due to lobbying requirements

By: - July 16, 2021

One day after announcing local lawyer John Simpson would serve on the Idaho Citizens Committee for Reapportionment, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke will appoint someone else, according to a press release. Simpson removed his name from consideration after learning he was not eligible based on his status as a registered lobbyist. “During the interview […]

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Republican leaders choose three Idaho redistricting commission members

By: - July 15, 2021

The three Republican members of the Idaho Citizens Committee for Reapportionment have been named by party leaders, according to press releases sent on Thursday. The committee is tasked with redrawing legislative and congressional district maps with updated U.S. Census Bureau data every 10 years. Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, announced the appointment […]