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Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin

Idaho Department of Correction unable to move forward with scheduled execution of Thomas Creech

By: - February 28, 2024

Idaho Department of Correction officials couldn’t carry out the scheduled execution of convicted murderer Thomas Creech on Wednesday morning, a department spokeswoman confirmed. Creech’s execution was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution’s F-block south of Boise. Shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday, correction officials released a written statement announcing they were […]

Idaho Legislature introduces bill to allow death penalty for lewd conduct with minor under 12

By: - January 18, 2024

The Idaho Legislature’s House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee introduced a new bill Wednesday afternoon that would allow the state to seek the death penalty for a person convicted of lewd conduct with a minor under 12. Rep. Josh Tanner, a Republican from Eagle, is sponsoring the new bill with the committee’s chairman, Bruce Skaug, […]

Idaho has obtained lethal injection chemicals. But state law protects where they came from.

By: - November 7, 2023

After being unable to do so for years, Idaho officials have obtained chemicals necessary to carry out an execution by lethal injection. However, state laws recently passed by the Idaho Legislature protect the identities of anybody who sells, supplies, transports, dispenses, compounds, synthesizes, procures or prescribes the chemicals or substances for use in an execution. […]

No presidential primary for you: Idaho lawmakers call for special session to restore election

By: - August 30, 2023

Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle, has begun circulating what he said is the first of two petitions to call the Idaho Legislature back into special session to consider legislation related to the presidential primary election that legislators eliminated earlier this year. The Idaho Legislature adjourned for the year April 6 but has the new power to […]

Greater Idaho? Greater Montana? Gem State considers talking about expanding its borders

By: - February 16, 2023

With a wink and a smirk the Idaho House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a nonbinding memorial calling for formal talks between the Idaho and Oregon legislatures to discuss moving some rural Oregon counties out of their state and into Idaho. The proposal is rooted in the so-called Greater Idaho movement, which seeks to include […]

Into the zone of death: Four days spent deep in the Yellowstone National Park backcountry

By: - August 22, 2022

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, IDAHO – The ranger warned us before we attempted to enter the “zone of death.” Millions of people visit Yellowstone National Park each year, but one of the least visited parts of the park, the so-called zone of death, lies in Idaho. It’s rugged and remote, with no roads, a place where […]

Montana court ruling restores protections for wolverines. Idaho has stake in the debate, too.

By: - June 10, 2022

A Montana District Court judge has restored the wolverine’s status as a candidate species under the Endangered Species Act following a court decision last month. Montana District Court Judge Donald Molloy’s May 26 decision is the latest development in a 20-year effort to protect the wolverine, Idaho Conservation League North Idaho Director Brad Smith said.  […]

Idaho asks Congress to close Yellowstone’s ‘zone of death’ loophole

By: - February 3, 2022

It’s called the “zone of death,” a 50 square-mile section of Yellowstone National Park adorned with meadows and waterfalls — home to grizzly bears but no people — tucked inconspicuously within Idaho.  Supposedly, according to the 2005 Georgetown Law Journal article “The Perfect Crime,” it’s a place where a poorly worded law and a constitutional […]

Study: ‘Sizable minority’ of residents in Mountain West approve of violence when government fails

By: - November 26, 2021

A survey commissioned by a Boise-based institute has found that a sizable minority of Mountain West residents think violence is justified when the government fails its people. Meanwhile, a large share of those surveyed believe the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, and are concerned about the health of American democracy. The findings are […]

President Biden in Boise: U.S. can’t ignore drastic consequences of climate change

By: - September 13, 2021

During his first presidential visit to Idaho, President Joe Biden on Monday said the drastic consequences of climate change have created a need for additional investments in disaster relief and support for wildland firefighters and programs.  “We can’t continue to try to ignore reality,” Biden said during a meeting at the National Interagency Fire Center […]

Montana’s transgender athlete bill came from Idaho

By: - April 2, 2021

A bill that bans transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s sports has quickly spread to more than 30 statehouses across the country after originating in Idaho. Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, the bill originated in the form of House Bill 500 during the 2020 Idaho legislative session. The Republican […]