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James Dawson


Expertise: Political reporting, audio editing, podcast smithing

Education: University of Idaho


  • Won my elementary school’s geography bee, failing miserably at state
  • Once caught 10 rainbow trout in one hour fly fishing on the Lochsa
  • Idaho Press Club board member


I cover Idaho state government and a little bit of everything else for Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Idaho’s territorial capitol north of the Time Zone Bridge, I’ve covered politics and state legislatures across the country since 2010. You’ll hear my work during Morning Edition, Idaho Matters and All Things Considered (and maybe read my newsletter, Legislative Round-up, during the session).

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