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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, Idaho. 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.

Idaho’s polio vaccination rate is low and — over the past decade — falling

By: - July 25, 2022

Health authorities in New York on July 21 reported the first case of polio in the U.S. in a decade. The patient was unvaccinated and was paralyzed by the viral disease, according to news reports. While there have been no cases reported in Idaho, the state’s polio vaccination rates have slipped in recent years — […]

Karla Rodriguez sits with her children, Diego, 3, and Jazmin, 5,

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

By: - April 2, 2022

Karla Rodriguez, who was brought to the U.S. as a child, isn’t eligible for Medicaid in Idaho and does not qualify for premium subsidies on Idaho’s health insurance exchange.