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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.

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 […]

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 […]