Clark Corbin has more than a decade of experience covering Idaho government and politics. He has covered every Idaho legislative session since 2011 gavel-to-gavel. Prior to joining the Idaho Capital Sun he reported for the Idaho Falls Post Register and Idaho Education News. His reporting in Idaho has helped uncover a multimillion-dollar investment scam and exposed inaccurate data that school districts submitted to the state.
Idaho has obtained lethal injection chemicals. But state law protects where they came from.
By: Clark Corbin - November 2, 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. […]
Almost three-fourths of fires Idaho state officials tracked in 2023 were human caused
By: Clark Corbin - October 17, 2023
This article was first published by the Idaho Capital Sun. The sharp increase in human-caused fires in Idaho continued throughout the summer and into the fall, with Idaho Department of Lands officials investigating 206 fires caused by people so far this year, state officials said Tuesday. The 206 human-caused fires reported by the Idaho Department […]
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch introduces bill to fully delist grizzly bears in lower 48
By: Clark Corbin - August 15, 2023
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch has introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would fully delist grizzly bears in the lower 48 from Endangered Species Act protections. Risch, R-Idaho, introduced S. 2571, the Grizzly Bear Review and Resource Act, on July 27, shortly before Congress went on its summer recess. U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, […]