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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Jeremy Duda previously served as the Mirror's associate Editor. 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.”

Labor groups to file health care initiative to raise wages, protect patients

By: - August 23, 2019

A labor union representing California health care workers will file a proposed ballot measure on Monday that will raise employee wages, set new cleanliness standards aimed at fighting infections in hospitals, ban “surprise billing” and bar insurance companies in Arizona from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. 

Dems: AG’s hire for elections integrity unit has fueled bogus election fraud claims

By: - August 22, 2019

As his first hire for an Elections Integrity Unit whose mission will partly be to shoot down unfounded allegations of election fraud, Attorney General Mark Brnovich hired a lawyer whom Democrats accused of fueling such rumors herself several years ago.

Embattled APS chief Brandt to retire

By: - August 21, 2019

Don Brandt, the embattled CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, will retire in November.

Ducey may seek ESA changes due to recent controversies

By: - August 20, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey is signalling that he’ll push for changes next year to Arizona’s K-12 school voucher program.

Ducey: Culture change needed at Corrections Dept

By: - August 19, 2019

The next director of the Arizona Department of Corrections will have to address leadership problems that contributed to an ongoing issue with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, Gov. Doug Ducey said following the release of an in-depth report on the matter.

Former lawmaker McGuire challenging O’Halleran in Dem primary

By: - August 19, 2019

A former Democratic state senator is running against Congressman Tom O’Halleran in next year’s primary, and despite her reputation as a moderate during her years in the legislature, she’s challenging him from the left. Barbara McGuire, who served the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007-10 and in the state Senate from 2013-16, filed paperwork on […]

Report finds chronic underfunding fueled Lewis lock problem

By: - August 16, 2019

Staffing issues caused by chronic underfunding by the legislature was a prime factor in fueling the Arizona Department of Corrections’ failure to remedy a problem with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, according to a report by two former Arizona Supreme Court chief justices.

McSally open but noncommittal on gun legislation

By: and - August 15, 2019

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally will soon be a central player in the congressional debate over gun control legislation.  The freshman Republican, who was appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain and could have a tough re-election contest next fall, is certain to face intense scrutiny over her support — or lack […]

Disgraced ex-Rep. Stringer returns to Capitol

By: - August 15, 2019

Former Rep. David Stringer, who resigned from the legislature amid an ethics investigation into racist comments and sex crimes charges he faced in Baltimore in the early 1980s, returned to the Capitol Thursday for the time since he relinquished his seat in March.

Ducey disapproves of Trump’s new green card policy, raids that don’t prioritize ‘bad guys’

By: - August 13, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey took issue with President Donald Trump’s new policy of limiting green cards for poorer immigrants.

Ducey says report on faulty prison locks coming soon

By: - August 13, 2019

Two former Arizona Supreme Court chief justices have finished their investigation into faulty cell door locks at the Lewis prison, and that report will soon be made public, according to Gov. Doug Ducey.

Gosar mistakenly retweets QAnon ‘clue’

By: - August 12, 2019

Congressman Paul Gosar said he unwittingly retweeted a so-called clue related to the QAnon conspiracy theory while questioning why the FBI hasn’t investigated what he considers an “illegal coup” against President Donald Trump. A Twitter account called Majestic 12 tweeted a message early Monday morning with the number 1827, stating, “Big week coming up” and, […]