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Christina Lords

Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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Idaho Gov. Little to host ‘Capital for a Day’ at Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey

By: - September 27, 2022

Residents are encouraged to ask questions of state department officials and Idaho Gov. Brad Little about government and its services at the latest “Capital for a Day” event at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey. The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 20507 N. Main Street. Officials joining Little include […]

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Congressman Mike Simpson announces veteran fellowship for southern Idaho office

By: - September 23, 2022

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced in a press release Thursday that his Twin Falls district office will host two-year paid fellowships available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. Those selected for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, […]

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Boise’s Wassmuth education center building to be named in honor of former Gov. Phil Batt

By: - September 22, 2022

The new education center for Boise’s Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will be named the Philip E. Batt Building to honor the former Republican governor and his work promoting human rights in Idaho, the center announced Thursday in a press release. “The one-of-a-kind human rights education center will be a ‘beacon of light’ in the […]

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Electric vehicle charging ports added to 12 Idaho locations with EV program funding

By: - September 5, 2022

Funding to add electric vehicle charging infrastructure to 12 locations in Idaho was awarded through the state’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Program, according to a press release from the Office of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Money from the program, which totals $2.6 million and ended in July, will […]

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60 companies looking to fill hundreds of positions at Idaho Job & Career Fair in Meridian

By: - September 2, 2022

Job seekers can meet with more than 60 companies about hundreds of open positions from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Idaho Job & Career Fair, according to a press release. Attendees can drop off a resume, ask questions and schedule interviews for full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs at the free event, which will be […]

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Idaho Legislature passes tax cut, education funding bill in 2022 special session

By: , and - September 1, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s 2022 special session got off to a quick start Thursday morning with the  House Revenue and Taxation Committee only needing nine minutes to introduce a $1 billion bill to cut taxes and increase education funding. By 5:30 p.m. later that day, the measure had made its way through the legislative process in […]

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New website allows Idahoans to sign up for public meeting notices for nearly 200 state agencies

By: - August 26, 2022

Idaho residents can now subscribe to receive notifications for public meetings for almost 200 state of Idaho agencies, boards and commissions through Townhall.Idaho.Gov, according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf. Other enhancements to the new website include the ability to use a keyword search, copy meetings to […]

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Idaho Gov. Little appoints Eva Nye to Pocatello’s District 29 Senate seat

By: - August 5, 2022

Eva Nye has been appointed to fill Idaho’s Legislative District 29 Senate seat vacated by her late husband, Sen. Mark Nye, Gov. Brad Little announced in a Friday press release. A Pocatello resident, Eva Nye is a former Pocatello City Council member who served for 14 years. She is a registered Democrat whose public service […]

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In Boise visit, VA secretary says Senate made ‘inexplicable’ vote to kill burn pits bill

By: - July 28, 2022

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough forcefully denounced the U.S. Senate’s unexpected decision to kill a bill that would have provided health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits while stationed around the world. In a visit to the Boise VA Medical Center on Thursday, McDonough said […]

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Reclaim Idaho’s education initiative certified for November election ballot

By: and - July 22, 2022

Idaho voters will decide whether to approve or reject Reclaim Idaho’s $300-million-plus per year K-12 education funding initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office confirmed in a press release late Friday. The initiative, known as the Quality Education Act — which will appear as Proposition 1 on the ballot — […]

New chamber of commerce actively building network to connect veterans with Idaho services

By: - July 18, 2022

Workforce connection. Family and wellness help. Education. Housing. Entrepreneurship resources. These are five pillars of the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in August 2020 that aims to connect active and retired veterans to their Idaho communities. Just this year, the veterans chamber has helped 147 military members connect with services such […]

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Have ideas on where EV charging stations should go in Idaho? ITD wants to hear from you.

By: - June 12, 2022

Idahoans are encouraged to give feedback at seven public meetings held throughout Idaho in June and July on future placement of electric vehicle charging stations in the Gem State. Residents can also fill out a brief online survey to offer input. The project, which is led by the Idaho Transportation Department, is being conducted in […]