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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”

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Redistricting commission interviews chair candidates in first meeting

By: - January 14, 2021

The first and perhaps most important decision that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission makes will have to wait.

Ducey breaks silence, says Trump bears ‘some responsibility’ for Capitol attack

By: - January 14, 2021

After a week of silence on Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Gov. Doug Ducey said in a radio interview on Thursday that the president was partially responsible.

Judge reschedules arguments due to new subpoena in election audit fight

By: - January 13, 2021

The new legislative subpoena isn’t the same as the old subpoena, at least in terms of deciding whether the Arizona Senate can demand ballots, registration records, voting machines and other materials from the 2020 election, a Maricopa County judge said Wednesday.

Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Republicans over Capitol attack

By: - January 13, 2021

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Supreme Court Justice Bolick contracted COVID-19 last month

By: - January 13, 2021

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick contracted COVID-19 over the holidays, a court spokesman confirmed.

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Redistricting commission will meet to choose independent chair

By: - January 12, 2021

The four partisan members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hold their first meeting on Thursday, and their first order of business will likely be the most important decision they’ll ever make: choosing a chair who will decide the shape of state politics for the next decade.

Ducey calls for tax cuts, return to classrooms in virtual State of the State speech

By: - January 11, 2021

In an unprecedented State of the State address, given remotely for the first time in Arizona history, Gov. Doug Ducey pledged new — though vague — action to help Arizonans who are struggling economically and students who are struggling educationally as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

Ducey won’t criticize Trump for inciting attack on Capitol

By: - January 9, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated condemnations of the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol doesn’t extend to President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection that left five people dead.

Ducey to focus on economic recovery, pandemic in new legislative session

By: - January 8, 2021

When the legislature convenes for the 2021 session, among Gov. Doug Ducey’s top priorities will be helping Arizona repair much of the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic wrought over the past year.

Old obstacles are gone but new ones may arise for criminal justice reform

By: - January 8, 2021

The new legislature brings new opportunities for a criminal justice reform movement that’s stalled out at the Capitol over the past couple years — and perhaps some new obstacles, as well.

Maricopa County to begin phase 1B for COVID vaccinations next week

By: - January 6, 2021

Teachers, child care workers, law enforcement officers and select others in Maricopa County will be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. Maricopa County announced on Wednesday that it will begin Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Jan. 11. That means teachers and staff at K-12 schools, child care workers, law enforcement officers, […]

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Inmate COVID vaccinations expected to begin by early March

By: - January 6, 2021

Inmates in Arizona’s prison system are slated to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the last part of phase one of the state’s vaccination plan.