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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.”

National Day of Empathy highlights inability of ex-inmates to find jobs

By: - March 5, 2019

Advocates for the formerly incarcerated gathered the Capitol on Tuesday as part of a National Day of Empathy to raise awareness of the lack of opportunities facing people when they get out of prison.

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Supreme Court ruling could prompt lawsuits over fines and fees in Arizona

By: - March 4, 2019

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion that the constitutional protection from excessive fines and fees applies to local governments could inspire new legal challenges in Arizona, an attorney from the conservative Institute for Justice said.

Post-Election Day gains for Dem candidates are the norm, not the 2018 exception

By: - March 1, 2019

The post-Election Day shift toward Democrats that flipped the outcomes of several major races in 2018 wasn't abnormal, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds.

Mohave County files suit against opioid companies, prepares to join national litigation

By: - February 26, 2019

Mohave County is preparing to join a massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, joining  more than 1,500 other governmental entities, Native American tribes, hospitals and plaintiffs from across the country, including several from Arizona.

Former DES employee pleads guilty in bribery scheme

By: - February 26, 2019

A former employee of the Department of Economic Security has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a Los Angeles-area debt collection company in exchange for confidential information about unemployment insurance beneficiaries.

Hobbs tells AG that Reagan, top aides may have destroyed public records

By: - February 25, 2019

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has informed the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that her predecessor and some of her top staff deleted months of official emails before she took over in January.

Senate committee OKs bill to scale back weapons offenses

By: - February 22, 2019

Penalties for people who ignore requests to check their firearms into storage at public buildings in Arizona would be dramatically scaled back under a bill approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Committee passes sex offender registry bill, urges broader reforms

By: - February 20, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in favor of a limited proposal to slightly expand the number of people who are eligible to be removed from Arizona’s sex offender registry, lauding a proposal that many called an incremental step in the right direction while calling for Arizona to go further.

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Republicans force debate over Dem-sponsored abortion bill, despite sponsor’s objection

By: - February 20, 2019

Two hours of political theater ensued on Wednesday after the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee forced a hearing on a bill to repeal a 2017 abortion law, despite repeated requests by the bill’s Democratic sponsor that he pull it from the agenda. Rep. Raquel Terán, D-Phoenix, sponsored House Bill 2696, which aimed to […]

Former Arpaio top aide running for sheriff

By: - February 19, 2019

Jerry Sheridan, who served as Joe Arpaio’s chief deputy and faced civil contempt of court charges alongside his boss in a long-running racial profiling lawsuit, is running for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020.

MariCo attorney behind push to slightly loosen sex offender registry law

By: - February 19, 2019

More sex offenders would become eligible to have their names removed from the Arizona’s sex offender registry but would face new hurdles in doing so, under legislation being pushed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

Developmental disability providers say they need more money than Ducey is offering

By: - February 18, 2019

Advocates for organizations that provide services to Arizonans with developmental disabilities say they need more money to compensate for increases in the state’s minimum wage than what Gov. Doug Ducey has in his budget plan.