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]

Otter’s cosmetology veto cost his wife a makeup appointment

Small businesses owners don’t usually pride themselves on work they’ve turned away. But, Sherry Japhet feels proud of the opportunity she recently rejected. Japhet is a veteran in the makeup industry and, according to Idaho [...]

Three reasons to grab your tickets to IFF’s annual banquet

We’re just more than 90 days from the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s annual banquet, the event where liberty-lovers from across the state gather to compare battle scars and celebrate victories. As we look forward to the [...]

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 [...]