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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.”

Stringer can release subpoenaed document, but says he won’t

By: - March 25, 2019

Embattled state Rep. David Stringer has the authority to ask the District of Columbia Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court to waive confidentiality for a document sought by the House of Representatives Ethics Investigation into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Courts: Stringer may actually be able to comply with legislative subpoena

By: - March 22, 2019

The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified that an order sealing a document related to Rep. David Stringer’s arrest on sex crime charges in the early 1980s only applies to those who obtained the document from the State Bar of Arizona, but doesn’t bar Stringer from complying with a legislative subpoena if he has his own copy of the letter.

Arizona Supreme Court says Stringer can’t give document to Ethics Committee

By: - March 21, 2019

A judge’s order prohibits Rep. David Stringer from turning over a document sought by the House Ethics Committee in its investigation into sex crime charges he faced in Maryland the early 1980s, according to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Stringer won’t release document to Ethics Committee, attorney says

By: - March 21, 2019

An attorney for Rep. David Stringer said he won’t release a document that the House Ethics Committee has subpoenad as part of its probe into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Ethics committee won’t keep Stringer documents secret

By: - March 20, 2019

The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday rejected a request from embattled Rep. David Stringer to keep sensitive documents secret as it investigates sex crime charges he faced in Maryland in the early 1980s.

Judiciary committee chairman kills ‘ban the box’ bill

By: - March 19, 2019

Rep. John Allen, R-Phoenix, said he doesn’t believe Senate Bill 1437 is constitutional and predicted the courts would strike it down if it were to pass. He questioned what authority the state has to tell private sector employers that they can’t inquire about criminal records.

Department of Revenue says digital taxation bill will cost Arizona millions

By: - March 19, 2019

The Arizona Department of Revenue determined that legislation to exempt certain digital goods and services from sales taxes could cost the state at least $33 million in 2020, an analysis that could help the bill’s opponents keep it from moving forward in the Senate.

State Bar complaint against lawmaker for 1983 sex crimes arrest dismissed

By: - March 14, 2019

The State Bar of Arizona has dismissed a complaint against state Rep. David Stringer after finding no evidence that he failed to properly disclose legal troubles when he was licensed to practice law in Arizona. The Bar initiated the complaint in January to determine whether Stringer, a Prescott Republican, had disclosed that he faced sex […]

Constable resigned following vodka-infused hangover fender-bender

By: - March 13, 2019

A newly elected Maricopa County constable who resigned just a few weeks into the job did so a month after backing his official car into another vehicle and telling the county’s chief presiding constable he was hungover at the time after drinking a copious amount of vodka the previous night.

Ousted constable changes voter registration to apply for vacancy

By: - March 12, 2019

A former Republican constable who lost his re-election last year has switched his voter registration to Democrat so he could apply for a vacancy in his old job. Brandon Schmoll, a two-term constable for Maricopa County’s Kyrene precinct, which includes Ahwatukee, Guadalupe and parts of Tempe, changed his voter registration on Feb. 15, according to […]

Disappointment, but still some hope for criminal justice reform advocates

By: - March 11, 2019

An ambitious criminal justice reform agenda with substantial support on both sides of the partisan aisle will have to wait another year, at least, after the Legislature passed a key deadline without hearing a handful of far-reaching bills in their respective committees.

Senate passes “ban the box” legislation

By: - March 7, 2019

The Arizona Senate passed “ban the box” legislation that would make it easier for people convicted of felonies to get jobs by limiting what prospective employers can ask about their criminal histories. Sen. Martin Quezada’s Senate Bill 1437 would prohibit private sector employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until they’ve given the […]