About Dustin Hurst

Dustin Hurst serves as the Communication Director for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. He attended college at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene and Boise State University in Boise. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, with a minor in Political Science. Before joining IdahoReporter.com, Dustin worked as a social media coordinator and reporter for Watchdog.org, a nationally recognized good journalism organization. His work there has been featured or recognized by Fox News, Human Events, Reason.com, TownHall.com, Public Sector Inc. HotAir and The Daily Caller, among others. Former presidential candidate Steve Forbes also tweeted one of Dustin’s stories.5 Dustin lives in Middleton with his beautiful wife, Julia, and two wonderful kids. Email: [email protected]

Press Release: Idaho’s next governor will do the right thing

BOISE -- On Tuesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman thanked the many Idahoans who sent messages to Gov. Butch Otter urging him to sign House Bill 67, the bipartisan-backed legislation to end Idaho’s sales [...]

Eastern Idaho city threatens charges against Airbnb hosts

One Eastern Idaho city has threatened misdemeanor charges against some of its residents if they don't remove their homes from short-term home rental service Airbnb. Rexburg city zoning ordinances ban residents living in low-density zones from [...]

Senate Bill 1176

State contractors may have performed illegal cosmetology

Two contractors hired to style hair and apply makeup at political debates through the last few years may have practiced their craft illegally. In at least 10 instances since 2012, records show licensed cosmetologists hired [...]

House Bill 191

Bill description: This bill would allow pharmacists to prescribe minor drugs if approved by the State Board of Pharmacy. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or [...]

Fruitland mom on city election interference: “It saddens me”

Stay-at-home mom Rachel Lindsey told Idaho lawmakers Monday she was less than thrilled when her city used taxpayer funds last fall to print and mail fliers to promote a bond plan. “Paying taxes is never [...]