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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.

Voters cast ballots at Whittier Elementary

Nonpartisan online tool from League of Women Voters of Idaho available at VOTE411.org

By: - May 5, 2022

A nonpartisan online tool through the League of Women Voters of Idaho is now available for residents looking for voting and candidate information for the May 17 primary election, according to a press release. The website, VOTE411.org, is a one-stop shop for election information where voters can  enter their address and access candidate-provided responses to questions, […]

Portrait of Idaho Capital Sun staff in Boise on March 23, 2021. L-R: Clark Corbin, Christina Lords, Kelcie Moseley-Morris, Audrey Dutton (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Capital Sun takes home 13 honors at Idaho Press Club awards, including Dutton’s win for reporter of the year

By: - May 1, 2022

The Idaho Capital Sun received 13 awards, including four first place awards and the honor of Reporter of the Year for Audrey Dutton’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the Idaho Press Club banquet held Saturday night at the Boise Centre. Dutton, who was also named reporter of the year in 2013, received eight awards […]

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Idahoans have new opportunity to learn about state constitution at traveling exhibit

By: - April 27, 2022

Residents across the state will have a new opportunity to learn about the Idaho Constitution, its history and its conservation, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. The Idaho State Archives, a division of the historical society, is launching a new traveling exhibition called Creating and Conserving the Constitution in partnership […]

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‘You think you’re the only one’: Documentary amplifies voices of military spouses facing PTSD

By: - April 25, 2022

After the success of their first documentary film “Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor” in 2011, Betty and Ken Rodgers felt in their bones there were more stories to tell.  Their project got men who hadn’t shared their Vietnam War stories in decades — or, in some cases, ever — to open up their experiences. It […]

COMMENTARY
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Idaho GOP need only look back to know public debate is an American necessity that moves us forward

By: - April 18, 2022

Abraham Lincoln was at a clear disadvantage. Hardly any name recognition. Meager, worn clothes bereft of the wealth and class of a full-time politician. No major legislative policy wins to speak of, even as a former one-term Congressman. But Lincoln was a student of history, of deep, evolving thought on the issues of his time, […]

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ACHD accepting public comment on proposed changes to commission’s boundaries

By: - April 15, 2022

Ada County residents can submit feedback on a proposal for new boundaries for the Ada County Highway District Commission, according to an ACHD press release. The commission is considering four options to more evenly distribute representation between the five commissioner subdistricts, the press release said. The commission hopes to receive feedback from the public by […]

Procrastinating with filing your taxes? You can drop them off curbside on April 18 in the Boise area.

By: - April 14, 2022

Last-minute tax filers in the Boise area can drop off their state income tax returns without getting out of the car at the Idaho State Tax Commission’s annual curbside service on tax day, according to a press release. Tax commission employees will be outside the Boise office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 […]

Caldwell Park in Pocatello

2022 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair coming to Pocatello on Saturday

By: - April 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This brief was updated to reflect the event will now take place indoors due to expected inclement weather. Nearly 100 businesses and organizations will gather this weekend at the 2022 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair to help Idahoans understand small steps to take at home, work, school, or with transportation options to improve the […]

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Motorcycle ride, auction and barbeque to benefit POW families, Idaho veterans home

By: - April 13, 2022

Idahoans are welcome to attend a motorcycle ride, auction, raffle and barbecue on April 24 that benefits the National League of POW/MIA Families and Boise’s Idaho State Veterans Home, according to a press release. The 16th annual Sweet Home Ride/Auction and BBQ will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to […]

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. […]