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Audrey Dutton

Audrey Dutton

Audrey Dutton, senior investigative reporter, joined the Idaho Capital Sun after 10 years at the Idaho Statesman. Her favorite topics to cover include health care, business, consumer protection issues and white collar crime. Dutton hails from Twin Falls. She attended college at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City. Before coming home to Idaho, Dutton worked as a journalist in Minnesota, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dutton's work has earned dozens of state, regional and national awards for investigative reporting, health care and business reporting, data visualization and more.

The Boise Centre downtown.

Upcoming job fair in Boise includes openings in hospitality, recreation, sales

By: - April 22, 2022

Employers from several industries will be at a job fair in Boise next Wednesday. The job fair runs from 1-5 p.m. on April 27 at Taft Elementary School gymnasium, 3722 W. Anderson St. Employers will include Darigold, DirecTV, Frito Lay, Inn at 400 Capitol, Boise Centre, Roaring Springs, Treasure Valley Family YMCA, Ada County Highway […]

Get rid of those old prescription drugs. Drop them off at these places next Saturday.

By: - April 22, 2022

That bottle of old prescription drugs in the back of the medicine cabinet is itching for a new home: in a bin at one of the collection sites open to Idahoans on Saturday, April 30. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day offers an easy and anonymous way to dispose of unused and expired medications. This […]

Edited version of a flier doxxing people associated with Idaho child protection case

Idaho extremists target judges, prosecutors, health workers in doxxing campaigns

By: and - April 15, 2022

Boise residents on Saturday found bookmark-sized fliers in their neighborhoods. A large black box at the top read, “POLITICAL PROSECUTION.” Below it were photos, home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two people: 4th District Magistrate Judge Annie McDevitt and Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Whitney Welsh. The flier claimed that McDevitt and Welsh […]

Door to the Office of the Attorney General at the Idaho State Capitol building on March 23, 2021.

UPDATE: Idaho attorney general disputes false claim that he ‘cut a deal’ with Planned Parenthood in abortion lawsuit

By: and - April 13, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 11:22 a.m. April 14 with additional comments from Blaine Conzatti and the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, and at 11:15 a.m. April 15 with comments from Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on Wednesday issued a press release to publicly dispute a claim by Idaho Family […]

Photo of Nick Garvin on a hiking trip

‘Normal teenage moodiness’ or suicide warning sign? Idaho parents share son’s story

By: - April 11, 2022

Nick Garvin seemed to be going through a rough patch of teenagerhood — a 14-year-old navigating the twists and turns of adolescence. He was a class clown, an athlete, a fan of classic rock. He was proud of his muscular build and his cowboy hat. Nick died by suicide last November. He was a freshman […]

Idaho Department of Labor

Caldwell job fair April 14 will feature outdoors jobs in Idaho

By: - April 11, 2022

Treasure Valley employers will be at a job fair April 14 in Caldwell, with jobs to fill — several outdoor-related. When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 14 Where: Idaho Department of Labor office at 4514 Thomas Jefferson St., Caldwell Participating employers will include: Franz Witte D & B Supply Idaho Department of Agriculture […]

Aerial photo of the City of Boise's Lander Street wastewater facility

Idaho is better prepared for a COVID wave. Here’s how to get tests, treatment and boosters.

By: - April 7, 2022

A more transmissible variant of the coronavirus is spreading in Idaho, and all over the world. But this time, more than two years of experience and research have given us tools to fight it. There is disagreement among scientists about the likely impacts of the BA.2 omicron subvariant in places where most people have some […]

wheat harvest

Idaho congressmen to Biden: Consider ‘all available options’ to control fertilizer prices

By: - April 7, 2022

Idaho’s Republican members of Congress, Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, sent a message Tuesday that urged President Joe Biden to act on high fertilizer prices, as the nation’s farms head into planting season. Simpson and Fulcher were among nearly 100 congressional representatives to sign the letter. “Farmers across Idaho and the country are feeling […]

Photo of a boy swinging on a sensory swing in the THRIVE Center

Treasure Valley YMCA to expand program for kids and adults with autism, disabilities

By: - April 4, 2022

The Treasure Valley YMCA will bring its THRIVE Center to Boise, with help from a $2 million donation from Blue Cross of Idaho. THRIVE stands for Together Helping Realize Inclusive Victories Everyday. It is a program and center for adults and children who are on the autism spectrum or have physical or cognitive disabilities. “We […]

Karla Rodriguez sits with her children, Diego and Jazmin, in a photo from 2021.

She has cancer. But as an Idaho DACA recipient, she couldn’t get insurance for months.

By: - April 2, 2022

Karla Rodriguez didn’t know what was wrong, but something was definitely wrong. Her entire lower body was swollen, she was in pain, and she had a cough. Rodriguez, who lives in St. Anthony, went to a local urgent care clinic on a Friday in late August. There, she was diagnosed with an ear infection. Rodriguez […]

Ryan Langrill of the Office of Performance Evaluations, explains the OPE's findings on Idaho Medicaid rate setting

Idaho watchdog agency figured out why Medicaid rates haven’t changed

By: - March 30, 2022

Distrust. Fear. Unrealistic expectations. Bureaucratic delays. Those are both the causes and symptoms of a strained relationship between the Idaho Legislature and the state’s Medicaid division — a problem that has thwarted efforts for more than a decade to change how Idaho Medicaid pays for health care. Because of this vicious cycle, lawmakers who have […]

Gov. Brad Little

Citing ‘government overreach,’ Idaho Gov. Brad Little vetoes bill to pause COVID-19 vaccine requirements

By: - March 28, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday vetoed a bill that would block COVID-19 vaccine requirements until at least 2023. In his letter explaining the veto, Little said his decision was based on the same limited-government philosophy that prompted him to sue the Biden administration over its COVID-19 vaccine requirements for certain workers. “I am vetoing […]