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.

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Idaho State Museum to host Winter Wonder Village events in Boise

By: - November 24, 2022

The Idaho State Museum, a division of the Idaho State Historical Society located in Boise, is hosting the public over three nights to explore Winter Wonder Village and participate in special programming, including festive crafts, music and activities. Attendees can also view illuminated historic houses located in Pioneer Village. The events also include a special […]

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Scripps Howard Fund awards grant to Voces Internship of Idaho

By: - November 21, 2022

Scripps Howard Fund, the philanthropic arm of one of the nation’s oldest and largest media companies — E.W Scripps Company — has awarded a $36,000 grant to Voces Internship of Idaho to continue providing paid internship opportunities to Idaho’s Latinx college students who wish to pursue a career in journalism, according to a press release. […]

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New nonprofit seeks to build relationships at all levels of government for an accessible Idaho

By: - November 15, 2022

It all started because they couldn’t safely access their own neighborhoods. Now, the volunteers who make up the Idaho Access Project are taking on projects large and small to ensure Idahoans of all abilities can access the Gem State’s ample parks and recreation opportunities, accessible housing, its strong economy – and even the ballot box. […]

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Have photos of Boise’s Old Penitentiary? They’re needed for this Idaho State Historical Society project.

By: - October 17, 2022

The Old Penitentiary, the historic Idaho prison in Boise, is launching a crowdsourcing initiative to collect photographs from the public that depict the prison’s history and can help play a role in a multi-year project, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society.  Items of interest include images taken at the penitentiary […]

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Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to help paint Navy vet’s home

By: - October 6, 2022

The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce has been working for months to help a Navy veteran who lives in Meridian repaint his house. Now the chamber could use help from volunteers to get the project across its finish line. Volunteers began powerwashing and prepping the house on Wednesday night, but they’re also needed to paint […]

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Qualified for a 2021 Idaho income tax return extension? Your deadline is coming soon.

By: - October 6, 2022

The clock is ticking for Idahoans to file 2021 income tax returns who qualified for an extension. The Idaho State Tax Commission says those who qualified for an automatic extension must send in their return and full payment by Oct. 17, according to a news release. “We expect to receive about 36,000 individual income tax returns in […]

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Idahoans can now use this online tool to track tax rebate passed in 2022 special session

By: - October 5, 2022

Idahoans who qualify for the tax rebate passed by the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brad Little during the 2022 special legislative session can now track their payment online at, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. To check the status of your rebate, you’ll need your […]

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Idaho Gov. Little to host ‘Capital for a Day’ at Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey

By: - September 27, 2022

Residents are encouraged to ask questions of state department officials and Idaho Gov. Brad Little about government and its services at the latest “Capital for a Day” event at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey. The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 20507 N. Main Street. Officials joining Little include […]

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Congressman Mike Simpson announces veteran fellowship for southern Idaho office

By: - September 23, 2022

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced in a press release Thursday that his Twin Falls district office will host two-year paid fellowships available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. Those selected for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, […]

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Boise’s Wassmuth education center building to be named in honor of former Gov. Phil Batt

By: - September 22, 2022

The new education center for Boise’s Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will be named the Philip E. Batt Building to honor the former Republican governor and his work promoting human rights in Idaho, the center announced Thursday in a press release. “The one-of-a-kind human rights education center will be a ‘beacon of light’ in the […]

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Electric vehicle charging ports added to 12 Idaho locations with EV program funding

By: - September 5, 2022

Funding to add electric vehicle charging infrastructure to 12 locations in Idaho was awarded through the state’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Program, according to a press release from the Office of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Money from the program, which totals $2.6 million and ended in July, will […]

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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 […]