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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.

Job seeker and interviewee shake hands

60 companies looking to fill hundreds of positions at Idaho Job & Career Fair in Meridian

By: - September 2, 2022

Job seekers can meet with more than 60 companies about hundreds of open positions from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Idaho Job & Career Fair, according to a press release. Attendees can drop off a resume, ask questions and schedule interviews for full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs at the free event, which will be […]

Idaho Legislature special session

Idaho Legislature passes tax cut, education funding bill in 2022 special session

By: , and - September 1, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s 2022 special session got off to a quick start Thursday morning with the  House Revenue and Taxation Committee only needing nine minutes to introduce a $1 billion bill to cut taxes and increase education funding. By 5:30 p.m. later that day, the measure had made its way through the legislative process in […]

The Idaho State Capitol building

New website allows Idahoans to sign up for public meeting notices for nearly 200 state agencies

By: - August 26, 2022

Idaho residents can now subscribe to receive notifications for public meetings for almost 200 state of Idaho agencies, boards and commissions through Townhall.Idaho.Gov, according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf. Other enhancements to the new website include the ability to use a keyword search, copy meetings to […]

Idaho State Capitol

Idaho Gov. Little appoints Eva Nye to Pocatello’s District 29 Senate seat

By: - August 5, 2022

Eva Nye has been appointed to fill Idaho’s Legislative District 29 Senate seat vacated by her late husband, Sen. Mark Nye, Gov. Brad Little announced in a Friday press release. A Pocatello resident, Eva Nye is a former Pocatello City Council member who served for 14 years. She is a registered Democrat whose public service […]

U.S. VA Secretary Denis McDonough

In Boise visit, VA secretary says Senate made ‘inexplicable’ vote to kill burn pits bill

By: - July 28, 2022

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough forcefully denounced the U.S. Senate’s unexpected decision to kill a bill that would have provided health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits while stationed around the world. In a visit to the Boise VA Medical Center on Thursday, McDonough said […]

Reclaim Idaho door knockers

Reclaim Idaho’s education initiative certified for November election ballot

By: and - July 22, 2022

Idaho voters will decide whether to approve or reject Reclaim Idaho’s $300-million-plus per year K-12 education funding initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office confirmed in a press release late Friday. The initiative, known as the Quality Education Act — which will appear as Proposition 1 on the ballot — […]

New chamber of commerce actively building network to connect veterans with Idaho services

By: - July 18, 2022

Workforce connection. Family and wellness help. Education. Housing. Entrepreneurship resources. These are five pillars of the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in August 2020 that aims to connect active and retired veterans to their Idaho communities. Just this year, the veterans chamber has helped 147 military members connect with services such […]

electric vehicle parking and charging station

Have ideas on where EV charging stations should go in Idaho? ITD wants to hear from you.

By: - June 12, 2022

Idahoans are encouraged to give feedback at seven public meetings held throughout Idaho in June and July on future placement of electric vehicle charging stations in the Gem State. Residents can also fill out a brief online survey to offer input. The project, which is led by the Idaho Transportation Department, is being conducted in […]

Caribou-Targhee National Forest fuels reduction

Caribou-Targhee National Forest continues fuels reduction project in Alpine area

By: - June 6, 2022

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest resumed fuel reduction work on June 3 to reduce the risk of wildfire adjacent to private lands in the Rees and Aspen Ridge subdivisions, according to a press release. Work began last summer but was not completed due to a busy wildfire season with fire management resources assisting in suppression activities […]

Brad Little supporters hold yard signs

Win or lose, the clock is ticking to take down those Idaho primary election campaign signs

By: - May 18, 2022

The Ada County Highway District in a press release reminded candidates and residents that political campaign signs must be removed from the public right-of-way within 48 hours after the May 17 primary election. The rule is part of ACHD’s temporary sign placement ordinance. For this election, that means signs should be removed from the right-of-way by […]

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

Public invited to attend Memorial Day ceremony at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise

By: - May 15, 2022

Idahoans are encouraged to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. The Idaho Division of Veterans Services said in a press release that the hour-long event begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the cemetery, which is co-located with Dry Creek Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road. The […]

Esto Perpetua Awards

Esto Perpetua honorees to be celebrated for their commitment to preserving Idaho’s heritage

By: - May 12, 2022

Nine individuals and two organizations will be recognized by the Idaho State Historical Society for their commitment to preserving and promoting Idaho’s history and heritage, according to a press release. The Esto Perpetua award, which gets its name from the state’s motto, has been given to more than 100 organizations and people throughout the state […]