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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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State officials conducting survey to better understand how Idahoans are faring during pandemic

By: - October 15, 2021

Idahoans can now participate in a new, anonymous statewide survey to better understand how residents are grappling with the many interruptions and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gem State, according to an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare press release. The Division of Behavioral Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare […]

Cherry Springs Day Use Area sign

Work funded by Great American Outdoors Act will temporarily close Cherry Springs area near Pocatello

By: - October 11, 2021

As part of its East Mink Creek Corridor Revitalization Project, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will begin paving operations at the popular Cherry Springs Day Use Area for approximately two weeks beginning Oct. 11, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. During that time, the area will be closed and heavy equipment will be working […]

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Crisis-level hospital rationing ‘imminent’ for Boise-Nampa and Twin Falls

By: and - September 14, 2021

Idaho’s top health official on Tuesday warned multiple times that hospital crisis rationing is “imminent” for the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley. Hospitals in the Boise-Meridian-Nampa region and the Twin Falls region are at capacity — and often over capacity — for patients who need emergency, medical and critical care. “Just to be clear, crisis […]

Soldiers in Afghanistan mountains

Panel to explore Idaho’s resettlement role, community ties to Afghanistan

By: - September 13, 2021

Idaho’s resettlement agencies and partners will host a virtual panel detailing the state’s role in supporting those affected by the end of the War in Afghanistan and give people a chance to hear from Idahoans who have been directly impacted by the events. This event is supported by the Idaho Office for Refugees, International Rescue […]

COMMENTARY
U.S. Marine Robert Holmes in Afghanistan

We’ve put a lot of work into building relationships in Afghanistan, and we can’t stop now

By: - September 10, 2021

Shona ba shona. When Master Sgt. Robert Holmes was a Marine in Afghanistan, this is the phrase he would use again and again to strengthen relationships with his Afghan counterparts: interpreters, military police and Afghan service members. Holmes said they all wanted the same thing: to make whole a country at war for longer than […]

National Interagency Fire Center

President Biden to visit Boise’s National Interagency Fire Center

By: - September 9, 2021

President Joe Biden will visit Boise on Monday to tour the National Interagency Fire Center. It’s the first time he’ll be in the state since being elected to the nation’s highest office. He held a private fundraiser in Boise while he was campaigning in August 2019. The center, which has nearly 600 employees, is the […]

Mosquito

West Nile Virus infections on the rise in Idaho, health officials say

By: - September 8, 2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says there’s been an increase in positive West Nile Virus cases — in humans and horses — as well as more mosquito pools testing positive, especially in southwestern Idaho. The virus has been identified in 13 Idaho counties this year, as well as the Salmon area of Lemhi […]

Job seeker and interviewee shake hands

Looking for work? Check out this job fair with multiple employers in Boise

By: - August 20, 2021

Job seekers are encouraged to attend a multi-employer hiring event from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Boise Holiday Inn, 2970 W. Elder St, according to an Idaho Department of Labor press release. Employers have openings in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, customer service, retail sales, hospitality and health care for such jobs […]

Polly Bemis

Bronze statue honoring Chinese American Polly Bemis to be unveiled in Boise

By: - August 10, 2021

Some of Idaho’s political leaders will join the Idaho Chinese Organization at noon today on the Idaho Capitol Building’s steps to unveil a bronze statue of Polly Bemis, a Chinese American immigrant and pioneer who called Idaho home for decades. Bemis, who was born in northern China in 1853, came to Idaho around 1871. She […]

Gov. Brad Little

Gov. Little appoints task force to tackle cybersecurity, election security in Idaho

By: - August 5, 2021

A new task force will tackle issues of cybersecurity and election security in Idaho, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little. The governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force will provide recommendations to improve business, government and personal cybersecurity defenses and enhance the educational pipeline for cybersecurity workforce needs. It will identify cybersecurity assets, resources and […]

Georgia primary election

Trump allies’ lingering election audits spark public skepticism, concerns in Congress

By: - August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The months-long, Republican-led investigation in Arizona into the results of last year’s presidential election has cost millions of dollars and produced no evidence yet of major issues in tallying Maricopa County ballots. Yet supporters of former President Donald Trump are still attempting to follow Arizona’s lead by pushing for so-called audits in several […]

ribbon cutting ceremony at Gowen Field

‘Extremely appropriate and proper’: Barracks named after Black WWII soldier who made Idaho home

By: - July 20, 2021

He was shot and wounded by German soldiers in Italy. Led 25 of his fellow Black infantrymen through German bunkers and machine gun nests. Took heavy machine gun and mortar fire as the men in his platoon died around him. He withstood close calls with hand grenades and evaded death throughout World War II. For […]