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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.”

APS noted the benefits of transparency in 2016

By: - April 8, 2019

After spending two years getting barraged with criticism for anonymous “dark money” spending in the 2014 election, Arizona Public Service learned two years later that transparency has its benefits.

Congressman calls Dem critic ‘little bitch’ in Twitter spat

By: - April 4, 2019

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar responded to an attack from a Democratic activist by calling him a “little bitch” on Twitter.

Documents: Stringer voiced ugly views on child sex, minorities, poor people

By: and - April 3, 2019

Summaries of interviews and documents provided to the House Ethics Committee that were made public Wednesday paint a vivid picture of former Rep. David Stringer as someone who frequently made comments denigrating minorities and poor people, disliked Mormons and didn’t believe child sex-trafficking either existed or damaged the victims.

Yavapai supervisors pick Steve Pierce to replace Stringer

By: - April 3, 2019

Yavapai County is sending a familiar face to fill the vacancy left by David Stringer’s resignation from the Arizona House of Representatives: former Senate President Steve Pierce.

‘Independent audit’ lawyer challenging Fontes for recorder

By: - April 2, 2019

Stephen Richer, the Republican attorney who authored an “independent audit” of Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes commissioned by the Arizona Republican Party that leveled several unsubstantiated allegations against him, is now seeking the office himself. Richer announced on Tuesday that he’s running for county recorder. If he wins the Republican nomination, he’ll go head to […]

APS docs reveal it funded 2014 ‘dark money’ effort supporting commissioner’s son

By: - April 1, 2019

A cache of documents released by Arizona Public Service on Friday confirm what many political observers have long suspected: The utility giant provided funding to a dark money organization that spent heavily to help a powerful corporation commissioner’s son win his race for secretary of state.

Stringer faced charges of paying for sex with intellectually disabled boy

By: and - March 29, 2019

Former Rep. David Stringer faced charges alleging that he had repeated sexual contact with two boys aged 15 and younger, including one who was intellectually disabled, according to Baltimore police records released Friday by the House Ethics Committee.

Don’t expect much action in the House until Stringer is replaced

By: - March 28, 2019

Until the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors makes its choice on April 3 to replace disgraced Rep. David Stringer, House Republicans are down to just 30 members, meaning they don’t have the votes to pass any bill that’s unanimously opposed by their Democratic colleagues.

Appointment to Stringer’s vacant seat expected April 3

By: - March 28, 2019

Rep. David Stringer’s resignation is likely to bring some disruption to the Arizona House of Representatives’ business, but it’s not expected to last for long, as lawmakers expect to greet their new colleague on April 3.

Rep. Stringer, facing ethics inquest for sex crime and racist remarks, resigns

By: and - March 27, 2019

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has resigned his legislative office, the House of Representatives announced late Wednesday afternoon. Stringer was facing an Ethics Committee investigation into two complaints filed against him this year. One related to his arrest in 1983 on sex crime charges in Baltimore, the other also included several racist remarks Stringer had made […]

Bowers rejects Stringer request to remove Ethics Committee chairman

By: - March 27, 2019

On the eve of a key deadline to turn over documents in an ongoing investigation into two complaints against Rep. David Stringer, State House Speaker Rusty Bowers rejected a requested by the embattled lawmaker to remove the chairman of the House Ethics Committee over allegations of bias.

Dark money foes launch new effort for disclosure law

By: - March 26, 2019

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is hoping the third time’s a charm for efforts to prohibit the use of anonymous “dark money” in political campaigns.