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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joins the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. Jerod has also won awards for his documentary films which have covered issues such as religious tolerance and surveillance technology used by police. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

State Sen. Wendy Rogers appears on antisemitic news show. Again.

By: - July 23, 2021

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers appeared again on an online TV network that has made multiple antisemitic remarks.  Rogers tweeted about her appearance on TruNews earlier this week. She was interviewed about the Senate’s review of the Maricopa County election and repeated the debunked claims spread by auditors at the Senate’s recent hearing.  TruNews has […]

Spike in COVID cases among unvaccinated could bring third surge in Arizona

By: - July 21, 2021

Approximately 99% of those who have passed away from the COVID-19 virus since the start of this year were unvaccinated, and 92% of all cases in June came from unvaccinated Arizonans as experts warn that the state is seeing signs of a third wave of infections.  “Things are definitely accelerating,” said Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive […]

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GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers defends her promotion of racist ‘great replacement’ ideology

By: - July 20, 2021

After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory that was cited by white supremacist mass shooters, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.” Rogers on Saturday retweeted an article by far-right outlet Breitbart Texas […]

Fact vs fiction: Getting to the bottom of what ‘audit’ leaders claimed

By: - July 20, 2021

Leaders of the Senate’s election review made claims last week that have roiled right-wing media outlets and bolstered claims from Trump supporters that there is definitive evidence of election fraud in Arizona. But several of those claims were swiftly debunked, and others were unsupported by any evidence and have been refuted by elections officials. The […]

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Is another surge coming? Sharply rising COVID-19 cases worry health experts

By: - July 16, 2021

Arizona had been seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases but new data is showing that cases are continuing to rise, with 11 of the state’s 15 counties having “substantial” spread and the state increasing its number of cases for five consecutive weeks as hospital capacity continues to be strained.  

Senate indicates more election review subpoenas are likely

By: - July 15, 2021

The Arizona State Senate might issue more subpoenas related to an ongoing review of the Maricopa County 2020 election, which has been going on since late April. 

Deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Arizona

By: - July 9, 2021

Although COVID-19 hospitalizations are down, genetic sequencing and a recent outbreak in Maricopa County has shown the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus is beginning to take hold in the Grand Canyon state, making up more than one in every five infections in June and accelerating rapidly.

Group connected to Sidney Powell says it is raising money for the Arizona audit

By: - July 8, 2021

A new group linked to conspiracy theorist and former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell says it is raising money to fund the Arizona Senate’s so-called election audit.

Lawmakers approve money to research marijuana ‘psychosis’

By: - July 7, 2021

Lawmakers on the final day of the legislative session approved spending $250,000 to research connections between marijuana use and “psychosis,” an idea promoted by a controversial book that scientists have panned as “junk science”  The spending, which was attached to broader bill that allocates money from the state’s medical marijuana fund to public health, mental […]

Ducey rescinds 25 COVID-19 executive orders

By: - July 2, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday rescinded 25 COVID-19 related executive orders, including an executive order that required face masks in schools. 

Legislature wraps up 171-day session, the 3rd-longest on record

By: - June 30, 2021

Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday ended the third-longest legislative session in state history after approving the final components of a state spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Thursday and taking final votes on several other outstanding measures. 

Election conspiracy film stars promoted vigilante action against officials

By: - June 30, 2021

At a question-and-answer session following the premiere of a conspiracy theory film that had unprecedented access to the people conducting the Arizona Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results, the film’s participants said their baseless allegations of election fraud warranted “drastic” action.