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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.

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 […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin seeks Idahoans’ feedback for task force examining indoctrination in schools

By: - April 22, 2021

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announced on her website Wednesday that she’s seeking feedback from Idahoans for her task force examining indoctrination and teaching social justice topics in Idaho public schools. Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, will serve as co-chairwoman of the task force, and the rest of the members of the task force will be […]

Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015, in New York City.

Air Force veteran selected to lead Idaho Division of Veterans Services

By: - April 19, 2021

Mark Tschampl has been selected to serve as chief administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little. “As a veteran himself, I have the utmost confidence Mark will serve and support those who have served our country,” Little said in the release. “His career experience in […]

Idaho state flag hangs in the rotunda of the Capitol building

Interested in how Idaho’s $1.25B in federal COVID relief will be spent? Check out Transparent Idaho.

By: - April 16, 2021

Residents interested in learning how Idaho’s $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding will be spent can expect an updated Transparent Idaho website from Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, according to a press release from his office. On the website, COVID-19 initiatives will be grouped categorically, and the site will include new visualizations for Idahoans […]

COMMENTARY

Idaho families are still — and will always be — suffering because of COVID. Mine is one.

By: - April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: Karen Kay died Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was 61.  My Aunt Karen Kay has a sneaky smile with crooked teeth, a rebellious stubborn streak and a purse collection that rivals even Cardi B’s.  She loves cold Cokes, black “kiki” cats and dozens and dozens of photo albums full of family. And as […]

Jim Jones stands in front of Gov. Brad Little's office before handing over a petition with 16,000 signatures calling on the governor to veto a bill expanding requirements for ballot initiatives.

Former chief justice delivers 16,000 signatures to governor’s office urging veto on initiative bill

By: - April 8, 2021

A former chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court delivered a petition with 16,000 signatures to Gov. Brad Little’s office asking that the governor veto a bill that would add more requirements for Idahoans to get an initiative on the ballot, according to a press release from Conservation Voters for Idaho. Senate Bill 1110, which […]

Want to help Idaho seniors? Dept. of Insurance seeks Medicare program volunteers.

By: - March 31, 2021

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Program in Idaho is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens better understand Medicare. The program, through the state’s Department of Insurance, helps train and certify Medicare counselors who provide assistance to Idahoans seeking Medicare coverage. The program can also help Idahoans update their Medicare plans with easy to understand […]

COMMENTARY

Welcome to the Idaho Capital Sun — the Gem State’s newest nonprofit journalism outlet

By: - March 31, 2021

I’ve spent the majority of the last year working from home on a tiny wooden kitchen table, peering out at my view of the looming Boise Foothills, thinking about Idaho. Thinking about how our public officials have responded — and, in many ways, refused to respond — to keeping Idahoans safe during COVID-19 pandemic. About […]