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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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Looking for work? Seminars, networking and applications available at Idaho Job and Career Fair

By: - January 18, 2022

Idahoans seeking a new job are encouraged to attend the free Idaho Job and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nampa Civic Center, 211 Third St. S., according to an IBL Events press release. Two free seminars will also be offered at the hiring event. At 10:30 a.m., job […]

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Biden picks two Idahoans for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regional positions

By: - January 14, 2022

President Joe Biden announced in a press release on Thursday his intent to appoint eight U.S. Department of Agriculture regional positions, including two for Idaho. Matt Gellings is one of five new Farm Service Agency state executive directors proposed by Biden, and Rudy Soto is one of three new people selected to serve as Rural […]

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“Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce” documentary premiers Saturday

By: - January 12, 2022

Editor’s note: The premier of the “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce” documentary scheduled for Jan. 15 has been postponed, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. A new premier date will be released when logistics are finalized, according to the release. This weekend, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and the Nez Perce […]

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Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody will seek reelection

By: - January 7, 2022

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody formally announced in a press release Thursday that she will seek reelection. Brody, who has served on the court since 2017, is its most tenured member and vice chair. “I am seeking another term on the Idaho Supreme Court because the work to defend our constitution is never ending,” […]

U.S. Forest Service now accepting public comments on proposed Red Siegel project near Elk City

By: - January 7, 2022

Public comments are now being accepted on the Red Siegel forest management project, located about eight miles southeast of Elk City, Idaho, in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, according to a press release. The project is located on the forest’s Red River Ranger District and has two proposed areas of improvement: forest resilience to insect […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little appoints new legislator for District 26 House seat

By: - December 23, 2021

Idaho Gov. Brad Little appointed Ned Burns of Bellevue to the District 26 House seat vacated by Rep. Muffy Davis, Little announced in a press release Thursday. Davis announced earlier this month that she would vacate the seat to replace Jacob Greenberg on the Blaine County Board of Commissioners. Burns, who serves as the mayor […]

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Caribou-Targhee National Forest accepting project proposals for maintenance, habitat improvements

By: - December 14, 2021

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking proposals for work projects to be considered by the Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee, according to a press release from forest officials. Last year, the committee coordinated 70 projects that cost about $558,000. This year, up to $750,000 will be available to fund projects in southeast Idaho. “Projects must have […]

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers free radon training courses this winter

By: - December 14, 2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s indoor environment program is offering six free radon training courses starting in December for homeowners, home builders, real estate agents, inspectors and others involved in the construction of new homes, according to a press release from the department. The first course is Dec. 28. Additional courses are available […]

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Want to know more about Idaho’s public records and open meeting laws? This seminar can help.

By: - December 8, 2021

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the group Idahoans for Openness in Government invite elected officials, government staff, reporters and members of the public to attend an online seminar focused on public records and open meetings. The virtual event will be streamed 2-4 p.m. (Mountain time) Jan. 5 on YouTube. The seminar will also be […]

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Looking for work? 30 Idaho employers recruiting applicants at Nampa job fair

By: - December 7, 2021

Nearly 30 Idaho employers will recruit employees at a hiring event from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 16245 N. Merchant Way in Nampa, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. Employers are seeking to fill positions for Transportation Security Administration officials, office and clerical support […]

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Ranger district seeks information on vandalism in Caribou-Targhee National Forest

By: - December 6, 2021

The Trail Canyon Warming Shelter in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest was vandalized just a few months after the facility experienced previous vandalism and volunteers worked to rehab the site, according to a Soda Springs Ranger District press release. The district reports that a window was shot out, and illegal road construction and significant soil and […]

‘The blessings of the season’: Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree goes up next week

By: - November 19, 2021

Idahoans can begin visiting the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas tree and Capitol Christmas decorations starting the week of Nov. 22, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little’s office. This year’s tree is donated by David, Lisa, and Delaney Beale of Boise. The tree will be cut down from their yard at about 9 […]