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.
St. Vincent de Paul invites Treasure Valley residents to tour new administrative office
By: Christina Lords - April 29, 2021
In celebration of Idaho Gives, St. Vincent de Paul invites Treasure Valley residents to tour the charity’s new administrative office and learn more about its work in southwest Idaho. At the open houses, residents can meet St. Vincent de Paul’s team, which works to prevent homelessness and connect people who are homeless with programming and […]
Gov. Little to consider three women for Idaho Supreme Court opening
By: Christina Lords - April 28, 2021
Three women will be considered for appointment to the Idaho Supreme Court by Gov. Brad Little, according to a press release from the State of Idaho’s Judicial Branch. The applicants selected by the Idaho Judicial Council, which by Idaho law is the body that reviews applicants when there is a vacancy on the court, include: […]
New walk-in Saltzer urgent care clinic opens in Meridian
By: Christina Lords - April 26, 2021
Saltzer Health has announced a new walk-in urgent care and family medicine clinic is now open in north Meridian on Chinden Boulevard between Meridian and Linder roads. The 5,300-square-foot clinic is located at 6357 N. Fox Run Way near the Paramount neighborhood in North Meridian, according to a Saltzer press release. The clinic’s urgent care […]
Lt. Gov. McGeachin seeks Idahoans’ feedback for task force examining indoctrination in schools
By: Christina Lords - April 22, 2021
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announced on her website Wednesday that she’s seeking feedback from Idahoans for her task force examining indoctrination and teaching social justice topics in Idaho public schools. Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, will serve as co-chairwoman of the task force, and the rest of the members of the task force will be […]
Air Force veteran selected to lead Idaho Division of Veterans Services
By: Christina Lords - April 19, 2021
Mark Tschampl has been selected to serve as chief administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little. “As a veteran himself, I have the utmost confidence Mark will serve and support those who have served our country,” Little said in the release. “His career experience in […]
Interested in how Idaho’s $1.25B in federal COVID relief will be spent? Check out Transparent Idaho.
By: Christina Lords - April 16, 2021
Residents interested in learning how Idaho’s $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding will be spent can expect an updated Transparent Idaho website from Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, according to a press release from his office. On the website, COVID-19 initiatives will be grouped categorically, and the site will include new visualizations for Idahoans […]
Idaho families are still — and will always be — suffering because of COVID. Mine is one.
By: Christina Lords - April 9, 2021
Editor’s note: Karen Kay died Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was 61. My Aunt Karen Kay has a sneaky smile with crooked teeth, a rebellious stubborn streak and a purse collection that rivals even Cardi B’s. She loves cold Cokes, black “kiki” cats and dozens and dozens of photo albums full of family. And as […]
Former chief justice delivers 16,000 signatures to governor’s office urging veto on initiative bill
By: Christina Lords - April 8, 2021
A former chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court delivered a petition with 16,000 signatures to Gov. Brad Little’s office asking that the governor veto a bill that would add more requirements for Idahoans to get an initiative on the ballot, according to a press release from Conservation Voters for Idaho. Senate Bill 1110, which […]
Want to help Idaho seniors? Dept. of Insurance seeks Medicare program volunteers.
By: Christina Lords - March 31, 2021
The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Program in Idaho is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens better understand Medicare. The program, through the state’s Department of Insurance, helps train and certify Medicare counselors who provide assistance to Idahoans seeking Medicare coverage. The program can also help Idahoans update their Medicare plans with easy to understand […]
Welcome to the Idaho Capital Sun — the Gem State’s newest nonprofit journalism outlet
By: Christina Lords - March 31, 2021
I’ve spent the majority of the last year working from home on a tiny wooden kitchen table, peering out at my view of the looming Boise Foothills, thinking about Idaho. Thinking about how our public officials have responded — and, in many ways, refused to respond — to keeping Idahoans safe during COVID-19 pandemic. About […]