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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.

COMMENTARY
Grandpa looking a historic photos in Chesterfield

This Memorial Day, let’s take time to ask our elders about our Idaho past

By: - May 28, 2021

The dream came to him in 1977. But now, 44 years later almost to the day, Gary Hatch can still recall its most minor of details, down to the views of flowing hills and agriculture fields as far as the eye could see.  They came back to Chesterfield, Idaho, as old people, he and his […]

Pocatello's Center Street Bridge

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

By: - May 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo. The Louisiana Republican says Baton Rouge desperately needs a new bridge to alleviate a crush of roadway congestion — at a cost of $955.2 million for several projects. That far exceeds the $20 million that […]

McGeachin campaign website, since taken down, says she’s running for governor

By: , and - May 18, 2021

A website with campaign information and videos of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, which was taken down Tuesday evening after the Idaho Capital Sun inquired about it, said the longtime Republican is running for governor in the GOP’s May 2022 primary. If she runs and wins the primary, she’ll run in the Nov. 8, 2022, general […]

East Idaho News reporter Nate Eaton speaks with Chad and Lori Daybell

Idaho Press Club calls on court to reject reporter’s subpoena in Daybell case

By: - May 13, 2021

Editor’s note: The employees of the Idaho Capital Sun are members of the Idaho Press Club.  The Idaho Press Club is calling on the judge overseeing the case of Chad and Lori Daybell to reject a subpoena from their defense attorneys ordering an east Idaho reporter covering the case to testify as a witness, according […]

Sherri Ybarra

Superintendent Ybarra tours Idaho to meet with school officials about 2021 session

By: - May 10, 2021

Starting today, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra and key staff members will hit the road for the next two weeks to meet with Idaho educators and administrators to provide updates on the 2021 legislative session and other education-related topics, according to a press release from her office. The first leg of the superintendent’s annual […]

Idaho Department of Labor

Looking for work? 70 employers look to fill 2,200 jobs at Caldwell job fair

By: - May 10, 2021

Idahoans seeking work can speak to more than 70 employers looking to fill more than 2,200 jobs at a job fair May 19 in Caldwell, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. The Idaho Labor All Star outdoor job fair, which is sponsored in partnership with the city of Caldwell, will […]

COMMENTARY
Downtown Boise as seen from the Boise Depot

That’s not who we are, Idaho, might be exactly who we are — for now

By: - May 5, 2021

That’s not who we are, Idaho.  It’s a phrase that over the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time sitting with, weighing its true meaning in my mind. It’s a phrase I used to accept instantly at face value. I trusted it, believed in it to my core, because I was raised to believe […]

The Ada County Elections Office is located at 400 N. Benjamin Lane, Suite 100 in Boise.

Early voting now available for Kuna, Meridian library district trustee elections

By: - May 3, 2021

Early voting is now available for Ada County’s May 18 library trustee elections, which will be on the ballot for voters who live in the Kuna Library and Meridian Library districts. Early voting is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 14 at the Ada County Elections Office, Kuna City Hall and Meridian […]

More than 650 Idaho nonprofits could use your help. Here’s how to donate during Idaho Gives.

By: - April 29, 2021

Starting today, Idahoans can donate to more than 650 charities and nonprofits throughout the state through Idaho Gives, the Gem State’s largest online fundraising event each year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increased need for nonprofits statewide, the donation window will remain open for a week from April 29 through May 6. Donors […]

St. Vincent de Paul mobile food pantry

St. Vincent de Paul invites Treasure Valley residents to tour new administrative office

By: - 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 […]

The Idaho Supreme Court Building

Gov. Little to consider three women for Idaho Supreme Court opening

By: - 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: […]

Saltzer Health clinic

New walk-in Saltzer urgent care clinic opens in Meridian

By: - 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 […]