Kevin Fixler is an investigative reporter on the Idaho Statesman's accountability team. He comes from The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, where he tracked local government and transportation for more than three years. Kevin grew up outside of Denver and graduated with a degree in journalism and American history from the University of Denver. He received his master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on narrative writing. He has written freelance articles for The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Daily Beast and other outlets, and was a special projects reporter at the Summit Daily News in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Cash buys, private flights, changing rules: How Idaho hides from execution oversight
By: Kevin Fixler - January 16, 2022
Editor’s note: This Idaho Statesman story was produced in collaboration with the Idaho Capital Sun and benefited from public records grant funding through The Gumshoe Group investigative journalism initiative. Last June, two days after a condemned man outlived his scheduled execution date, he made a macabre appeal to the agents tasked with guiding him to […]
There are only 2,700 fully electric vehicles in Idaho. Could that start to change soon?
By: Kevin Fixler - June 24, 2021
Courtney Rosenkoetter was just about to knock off from his weekend shift moonlighting part-time for Uber when he decided to take on one more early morning pick up from Boise Airport and push the limits of the charge remaining on his new Tesla. “I almost turned off the app,” he recalled telling his stranded passenger […]
State Street, Boise rail upgrades have stalled for years. Can Biden’s plan move projects forward?
By: Kevin Fixler - June 7, 2021
The Treasure Valley is pinning hopes of upgrading its modest public transit system on an initial pot of federal money that may also jumpstart major investment in a reimagined transportation network and offer expanded service to the region’s exploding population. A long-envisioned passenger rail line linking Boise with expanding employment hubs west in Caldwell and […]
UPDATE: Clemency for death row inmates extremely uncommon. Will Idaho execute a dying man?
By: Kevin Fixler - May 18, 2021
Just two weeks before Idaho’s first execution since 2012, the state’s Commission of Pardons and Parole on Tuesday granted a petition for a clemency hearing for convicted double-murderer Gerald Pizzuto Jr., delaying his scheduled death until at least November. Pizzuto, 65, was set to be put to death by lethal injection on June 2 after a district court […]
Warrant signed for Idaho’s first death row execution since 2012
By: Kevin Fixler - May 7, 2021
Idaho is seeking to execute a prison inmate for the first time in nearly a decade, issuing a death warrant for next month for convicted double-murderer Gerald Pizzuto Jr. Second Judicial District Court Judge Jay Gaskill signed the execution decree on Thursday, according to a copy of the death warrant obtained by the Idaho Capital […]