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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.

Death cap mushroom

Poisonous death cap mushrooms found in Boise neighborhood, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare warns

By: - April 11, 2022

The Idaho Division of Public Health has confirmed the discovery of death cap mushrooms, which can be harmful to people and pets, in Idaho, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. An amateur mycologist spotted the mushroom under an oak tree in a Boise neighborhood, and DNA testing by […]

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Donations and applications now accepted for new Idaho journalism internship for Latino students

By: - April 8, 2022

The application window is now open for a new internship that aims to ensure Latino students have a place in Idaho newsrooms, according to a press release. The effort, which was started by two former Idaho journalists, Nicole Foy and Ximena Bustillo, works in partnership with the Idaho Press Club, Boise nonprofit Surel’s Place and […]

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More space in Caldwell, Twin Falls. More telehealth. What VA recommendations mean for Idaho vets

By: - April 8, 2022

Idaho’s veteran population is changing.  They’re aging. They’re becoming more diverse, as more women, people of color and LGBTQ service members enter the military. And they’re seeking different kinds of treatments, such as long-term and mental health care, in different parts of the state. New recommendations to overhaul and modernize health care that the U.S. […]

Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest

Forest Service seeks comment on fish habitat improvement project in North Idaho

By: - April 6, 2022

A proposed habitat improvement project in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests northeast of Kamiah, Idaho, is now open for public comment and review, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. The Knock-on-Wood Habitat Improvement Project is about 15 miles northeast of Kamiah within the Lolo Creek drainage. The Forest Service and the Nez Perce […]

Bicyclists near the Grove in Boise

Ada County small businesses can now apply for grants to help customers, employees with commute options

By: - April 5, 2022

The application window is now open for small businesses in Ada County to seek grant funding for workplace transportation upgrades through ACHD Commuteride’s Workspace Mobility Grant program, according to an ACHD press release. The grant program, which is now in its second year, assists businesses in improving commutes for employees and customers, such as bike […]

Camas prairie

“Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce” documentary premieres Friday

By: - March 21, 2022

On Friday, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Lolo Pass Visitor Center will premiere “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce,” a new documentary funded, in part, by the Idaho Humanities Council, according to a press release. The documentary premieres online on the Lolo Pass Visitors Center – Discover Your Northwest YouTube channel. “Camas: Sacred […]

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Idaho’s Vietnam veterans to be honored at Meridian Welcome Home event

By: - March 15, 2022

Vietnam War veterans and their families will be honored for their service and sacrifice on National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day on March 29 with an event in Meridian. The Meridian Welcome Home event will take place at the Rock of Honor in Julius M. Kleiner Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. Here is a schedule of […]

Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Lauren Necochea (D, Boise)

Idaho Democratic Party elects Necochea as new chairwoman

By: - March 13, 2022

The Idaho Democratic Party State Central Committee on Saturday elected new party chairwoman Lauren Necochea, who serves as a state representative in Boise’s District 19, according to a press release. Necochea will replace Deborah Silver, who has served as acting chairwoman since Fred Cornforth stepped down in January after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive […]

Sen. Jim Guthrie

After state’s longest session, Idaho Senate passes bill to limit how long legislators are in Boise

By: - March 7, 2022

In November 2021, the Idaho Legislature adjourned from the longest legislative session in state history – clocking in at 311 days.  On Monday, the Idaho Senate passed a bill 28-6 that would place a time limit on how long the session can run, with three exceptions. “We hear talk all the time about how much […]

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Idaho Senate passes bill to allow family members to sue abortion providers

By: - March 3, 2022

Republicans in the Idaho Senate on Thursday passed a bill on party lines that would allow family members of a pregnant woman to file civil lawsuits against medical providers who perform an abortion after cardiac activity is detected in the embryo or fetus. The body debated Senate Bill 1309 on the floor for about an […]

The Miner’s Hat

Two unique buildings in Kellogg now listed on National Register of Historic Places

By: - February 23, 2022

Two of Kellogg’s unique and recognizable historical buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. The Miner’s Hat, originally built as a diner and drive-in in Kellogg in 1940, and the Kellogg Boy Scout Cabin, built for the Boy Scouts and […]

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Idaho State Museum to recognize 80th anniversary of incarceration of Japanese Americans with Boise-based events

By: - February 17, 2022

The Idaho State Museum will recognize the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the presidential order that authorized and set in motion the forced removal and mass incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, with a film screening and panel discussion open to the public. The museum is partnering with the […]