Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.

Chicano culture is not gang culture, says ACLU of Idaho

By: - September 20, 2023

Latinos are Idaho’s largest minority group, making up nearly 14% of the state population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And a large share of that population includes the Chicano community. Unlike the term Latino, Chicano is a specific term many people with Mexican descent born in the U.S. use to describe their identity. The […]

Japan won’t accept fresh Idaho potatoes, so U.S. lawmakers are pushing for change

By: - June 1, 2023

If there’s one thing that can get bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress, it’s potatoes. On May 11, Idaho’s entire congressional delegation — Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher — sent a letter along with 31 other U.S. House and Senate members to the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]