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The Idaho Capital Sun welcomes back Mia Maldonado to a full-time reporting position. She’ll cover the Idaho Legislature, statewide elections, LGBTQ+ issues and housing and growth issues. Maldonado was an intern through the Voces Internship of Idaho program with the Capital Sun in summer 2022 and later landed a breaking news reporting position with the Idaho Statesman. She replaces Kelcie Moseley Morris, who accepted a new position with the Capital Sun’s parent nonprofit organization, States Newsroom, to cover reproductive health rights for a national reporting team dedicated to the issue.

States Newsroom has sponsored an internship through the Voces Internship of Idaho this summer. Boise State University student Moesha Aplicano-Burnham will join the Capital Sun team for a 10-week internship, beginning sometime in late May.


Monte LaOrange retired from the Post Register Feb. 28. He’s been at the Post Register 37 years, including the last eight as managing editor. It’s the only newspaper where he’s ever worked full time, outside a pair of summers in college at the Idahonian and Post Register, respectively.

His successor is John Miller, formerly of the Bingham News Chronicle, also owned by Adams Publishing Group. Miller will be the managing editor for both the Post Register and the Rexburg Standard Journal. 

Miller’s eastern Idaho journalism career also dates back to the mid-’80s when he worked at the Blackfoot Morning News, where he eventually served as managing editor for six years before pursuing a degree and a career in computer programming. He returned to eastern Idaho and journalism in 2018. He had been serving in the dual role as the Bingham News Chronicle’s editor and the Post Register’s editorial writer since late 2021.