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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.

Arizona federal employees grapple with shutdown’s effects

By: - January 8, 2019

The government shutdown continues to dominate Washington, D.C., and is nearing a milestone set previously during the Clinton administration over a fight with the GOP led house over medicare for longest shutdown in U.S. history and Arizona federal workers are starting to feel the pressure.

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Rep. Cook was arrested, charged for 2003 roadside brawl with brother

By: - January 3, 2019

A police report obtained by the Arizona Mirror details a fight between Globe Republican Rep. David Cook and his brother that led to misdemeanor charges in 2003.

ACLU claims Cottonwood school is discriminating with ‘scarlet badges’

By: - January 2, 2019

The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is claiming a Cottonwood high school is discriminating against students and violating federal law with a badge policy they’ve called “scarlet badges.”

ABOR tries to rein in university development

By: - December 31, 2018

The Arizona Board of Regents recently adopted new rules that aim to reign in real estate deals done by universities, just as Arizona State University has begun to move forward on several big projects.

Bills targeting political speech by teachers could violate First Amendment

By: - December 27, 2018

Bills seeking to ban all political speech by teachers could run afoul of the First Amendment, critics say.

Bombs involved in Yemen civilian deaths have Arizona ties

By: - December 17, 2018

A New York Times Magazine report on the death and destruction caused by bombs dropped on civilians in Yemen by Saudi Arabia was able to trace back the origin of some of the bombs to Arizona. The bombs in question were dropped in Northern Yemen in 2016 on a group of civilians who were digging […]

Tempe to decide between two controversial security firms

By: - December 17, 2018

Last month the city of Tempe took some heat for a decision to add armed security guards to their parks. Now, the city council will be deciding if it wants to stick with G4S Security or instead hire another firm, Allied Universal Security, which also has a history of indiscretions.

Rental company changes name, website after complaint about ASU trademark infringement

By: - December 13, 2018

Infamous Tempe landlord Tim Wright appears to have had to change his company’s name, Rent Me ASU, likely due to pressure from Arizona State University.

Roadblocks exist for affordable housing

By: - December 13, 2018

Affordable housing is becoming a bigger and bigger issue to residents and politicians alike in Arizona but conflicts between state law and what local municipalities want to do is a major hurdle.

Dentists want AHCCCS to provide dental care to pregnant women

By: - December 11, 2018

The dental industry is a complex one that is currently undergoing some changes, but despite certain roadblocks, dental advocates are heading to the Capitol again when the legislature convenes in January to push for better access to care. For the last three years, Kevin Earle, Executive Director for the Arizona Dental Association, and others have […]

Luxury condos to replace Tempe Mobile Home Park

By: - November 29, 2018

The owners of a former mobile home park in Tempe had been mum about what their plans for the property were, but Tuesday night the first hurdle towards building on the former trailer park property was successfully passed.

Understanding immigration terms

By: - November 26, 2018

In this Arizona Mirror video, learn the differences and distinctions between terms like migrant, immigrant, asylum and refugee.