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.

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 […]

American and POW flags

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 […]

Idaho Senate floor

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 […]

internment camp for Japanese Americans in Wyoming

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 […]

Edafe Okporo

Idaho Office for Refugees to host hybrid annual conference with workshops on resettlement

By: - February 14, 2022

The Idaho Office for Refugees will offer workshops and participants will hear updates on state and national resettlement trends at its two-day, 14th annual Idaho Conference on Refugees, according to a press release. The conference, which will have virtual and in-person registration options this year, has the theme of “Belonging Begins With Us.” The conference […]

Kirkham Hot Springs

Want to see Kirkham Hot Springs thrive? Share your feedback at this community meeting.

By: - February 13, 2022

Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are hosting a community meeting in Lowman, Idaho, to begin public scoping for the Kirkham Recreation Site Improvements Project. The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Lowman Inn, 7600 State Highway 21. “Over the years we have tried different solutions to minimize destructive behavior […]

Chinese New Year parade

Idaho State Museum to celebrate Lunar New Year on Saturday with family-friendly event

By: - January 28, 2022

Idahoans can celebrate the Lunar New Year with family programming that honors traditions from across Asian cultures at the Idaho State Museum, according to a press release. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive in Boise. Mining and other industries brought populations of Chinese […]