Dustin is a contributor to Watchdog.org and news director for IdahoReporter.com in Boise, Idaho. His work has been featured by Reason, Townhall.com, Fox News, the Washington Examiner, the Spokesman Review and Public Sector Inc., among others. Steve Forbes also tweeted one of Dustin's stories one time.

Idaho small-town mayor on minimum wage enforcement: ¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯

By   /  May 4, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

McCall, Idaho, is a tiny resort townt that's also looking at raising its minimum wage.

McCall, Idaho, might institute its own minimum wage law early next year, but there appears little knowledge about how the city government would enforce the ordinance.

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Idaho’s GOP gov won’t endorse Medicaid expansion even as cabinet member crafts legislation

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Matt Keenan/IdahoReporter.com

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter still won’t endorse Medicaid expansion, even after a news report revealed one of his top lieutenants worked for that cause in 2015.

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Taxpayers will likely make it rain for soon-to-be-retired Idaho sheriff

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Taxpayers are likely to make it rain for Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney, who will earn more per year in retirement than the average Idaho household brings in annually.

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Occupy Boise leader, Democrat bring community organizing to Idaho cities

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Anne Nesse Facebook page.

The community organizing tactics made famous by President Barack Obama have landed in Idaho, as activists in at least two cities fight for higher local minimum wage laws.

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Idaho governor vetoes bill to license sign language workers

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Matt Keenan/IdahoReporter.com

Gov. Butch Otter vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have forced sign language interpreters to obtain a state license before going to work.

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Idaho city councilor pushes health plan with fast food and billboard bans

By   /  April 7, 2015  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: TJ Thomson's Facebook page.

Boise City Councilor TJ Thomson wants to make his town the most livable in America and he’s using government restrictions and bans to get there.

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