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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.

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 […]

Employees shaking hands

Idaho Dept. of Labor reopens remote employment services locations

By: - July 13, 2021

The Idaho Department of Labor will reopen remote locations in 40 Idaho cities to return to service levels not seen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the department. According to the release, walk-in hours and appointment times are available for employment services, including resume writing, applying for jobs, […]

Scout Mountain map

Great American Outdoors Act funds repairs to Pocatello’s Scout Mountain

By: - July 8, 2021

A popular recreation spot near Pocatello will receive upgrades to make it more accessible, according to a press release from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. In the release, officials from the Westside Ranger District said the work, including 5.3 miles of chip sealing for Road 001 up to the Scout Mountain Campground, will begin the week […]

Downtown Boise

New housing hotline now available for those facing homelessness in Ada County

By: - July 2, 2021

A new option is available for people in Ada County facing homelessness or a housing crisis to connect with local services. Our Path Home, the public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County, launched its Housing Crisis Hotline on Thursday, according to a press release. The hotline will serve as the single contact point […]

Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Little, Republican governors call on Biden to oppose adding justices to Supreme Court

By: - June 29, 2021

In a letter released Tuesday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little joined 19 other Republican U.S. governors urging President Joe Biden to oppose adding any additional seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is essential to the preservation of our democracy and in the absence of understanding from the Biden administration, governors are stepping up […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

New membership program grants access to museums, historical sites in Idaho

By: - June 29, 2021

Idahoans interested in the history of the state and its people now have a new opportunity to visit nine historical museums and sites through a new membership benefits program. The Reciprocal Membership Pilot Program is intended to encourage and expand access to Idaho history for those who purchase or renew their annual membership with partnering […]

COMMENTARY
Grandpa looking a historic photos in Chesterfield

This Memorial Day, let’s take time to ask our elders about our Idaho past

By: - May 28, 2021

The dream came to him in 1977. But now, 44 years later almost to the day, Gary Hatch can still recall its most minor of details, down to the views of flowing hills and agriculture fields as far as the eye could see.  They came back to Chesterfield, Idaho, as old people, he and his […]

Pocatello's Center Street Bridge

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

By: - May 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo. The Louisiana Republican says Baton Rouge desperately needs a new bridge to alleviate a crush of roadway congestion — at a cost of $955.2 million for several projects. That far exceeds the $20 million that […]

McGeachin campaign website, since taken down, says she’s running for governor

By: , and - May 18, 2021

A website with campaign information and videos of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, which was taken down Tuesday evening after the Idaho Capital Sun inquired about it, said the longtime Republican is running for governor in the GOP’s May 2022 primary. If she runs and wins the primary, she’ll run in the Nov. 8, 2022, general […]

East Idaho News reporter Nate Eaton speaks with Chad and Lori Daybell

Idaho Press Club calls on court to reject reporter’s subpoena in Daybell case

By: - May 13, 2021

Editor’s note: The employees of the Idaho Capital Sun are members of the Idaho Press Club.  The Idaho Press Club is calling on the judge overseeing the case of Chad and Lori Daybell to reject a subpoena from their defense attorneys ordering an east Idaho reporter covering the case to testify as a witness, according […]

Sherri Ybarra

Superintendent Ybarra tours Idaho to meet with school officials about 2021 session

By: - May 10, 2021

Starting today, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra and key staff members will hit the road for the next two weeks to meet with Idaho educators and administrators to provide updates on the 2021 legislative session and other education-related topics, according to a press release from her office. The first leg of the superintendent’s annual […]

Idaho Department of Labor

Looking for work? 70 employers look to fill 2,200 jobs at Caldwell job fair

By: - May 10, 2021

Idahoans seeking work can speak to more than 70 employers looking to fill more than 2,200 jobs at a job fair May 19 in Caldwell, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. The Idaho Labor All Star outdoor job fair, which is sponsored in partnership with the city of Caldwell, will […]