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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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Gov. Brad Little appoints new Idaho State Historical Society trustees

By: - January 30, 2023

Mary Ann Arnold and Amy Canfield have been appointed by Gov. Brad Little to serve on the Idaho State Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, according to a press release from the historical society. Arnold will represent District 4 on the board, which has seven total members statewide, while Canfield will represent District 2. Board Chairman […]

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Idaho National Laboratory to hold public meeting in Boise on future of nuclear energy

By: - January 24, 2023

The Idaho National Laboratory will hold a public meeting for Treasure Valley residents to learn more about the future of nuclear energy, according to a press release. The meeting and panel discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Boise State University Alumni and Friends Center, 1173 University Drive in Boise. Building on […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and his wife, Teresa Little,

Weiser to host Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s next ‘Capital for a Day’ event

By: - January 23, 2023

 Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Weiser’s Vendome Event Center, 309 State St. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring questions or concerns about state government. State officials joining Little include: Idaho Commission on Aging Director Judy Taylor Idaho […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum to host Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday

By: - January 20, 2023

The Idaho State Museum will host an event to celebrate the Lunar New Year that includes family-friendly programming that honors traditions from across Asian cultures, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. The celebration, which is held in conjunction with the Idaho Chinese Organization, will be held from noon to 5 […]

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Boise National Forest’s Cascade Ranger District to host open house on fire management

By: - January 16, 2023

The Cascade Ranger District on the Boise National Forest will host a post-Four Corners Fire and prescribed fire open house for nearby residents about future management actions to reduce the risk of wildfire. The open house will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the American Legion Hall, 105 E. Mill St. in Cascade, according […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little gives the State of the State

Read Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s 2023 State of the State Address

By: - January 9, 2023

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Pro Tem, Mr. President, honored legislators, my fellow constitutional officers, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the judiciary, my family, friends, and my fellow Idahoans. Only one word captures what we have accomplished for Idahoans over the past few years – historic. Our state’s success is nothing short of extraordinary. Less than […]

USDA awards funding for 12 renewable energy projects in southern Idaho

By: - December 21, 2022

In an effort to lower energy costs, expand access to clean energy and combat climate change, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funding for 12 renewable energy projects in Idaho, said USDA Rural Development Idaho State Director Rudy Soto in a press release. The projects, overseen by businesses and agricultural producers in the state, […]

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Idaho Capital Sun to sponsor Voces intern during 2023 legislative session

By: - December 12, 2022

The Idaho Capital Sun and its parent nonprofit, States Newsroom, has worked in partnership with the Voces Internship of Idaho to pay $6,000 to host intern Agustin Martinez during the 2023 legislative session. Martinez will help the Capital Sun expand its coverage of the Idaho Legislature and state politics beginning with the Jan. 6 inauguration […]

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Boise VA to host meeting on how veterans can receive PACT Act benefits

By: - December 6, 2022

If you are a veteran who was exposed to toxic substances while serving in the military, a new law called the PACT Act may make you eligible for VA benefits and health care. The Boise VA will host an informational meeting on how veterans can apply for and receive these benefits from 4-4:30 p.m. Dec. […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum to host Winter Wonder Village events in Boise

By: - November 24, 2022

The Idaho State Museum, a division of the Idaho State Historical Society located in Boise, is hosting the public over three nights to explore Winter Wonder Village and participate in special programming, including festive crafts, music and activities. Attendees can also view illuminated historic houses located in Pioneer Village. The events also include a special […]

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Scripps Howard Fund awards grant to Voces Internship of Idaho

By: - November 21, 2022

Scripps Howard Fund, the philanthropic arm of one of the nation’s oldest and largest media companies — E.W Scripps Company — has awarded a $36,000 grant to Voces Internship of Idaho to continue providing paid internship opportunities to Idaho’s Latinx college students who wish to pursue a career in journalism, according to a press release. […]

Idaho Access Project President Dianna Willis hiking with her service dog, Teegan

New nonprofit seeks to build relationships at all levels of government for an accessible Idaho

By: - November 15, 2022

It all started because they couldn’t safely access their own neighborhoods. Now, the volunteers who make up the Idaho Access Project are taking on projects large and small to ensure Idahoans of all abilities can access the Gem State’s ample parks and recreation opportunities, accessible housing, its strong economy – and even the ballot box. […]