Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joined 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. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

Court ruling may revive biometric data security measures

By: - August 27, 2019

A recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a case brought by residents of Illinois against social media giant Facebook over its use of facial recognition software could reignite conversations at the Arizona Capitol on biometric data security in the Grand Canyon State. 

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ASU took more money from Epstein than previously reported

By: - August 27, 2019

Arizona State University claimed last month to have received $250,000 from alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, but a new report details additional donations to the school totalling more than $2 million. 

MCSO has been creating marijuana extracts for at least 4 years

By: - August 26, 2019

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has quietly been creating marijuana extracts to train officers and help prosecutors quietly for the past four years. 

Maricopa County West Nile cases have spiked 400% this year

By: - August 21, 2019

West Nile Virus cases in Maricopa County in 2019 have spiked by more than 400% over last year, and public health officials are unsure why. 


Guv’s task force on child sex abuse to begin work soon

By: - August 20, 2019

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona will be begining its work next month. 


Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

By: - August 16, 2019

Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail for UPS in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare.

Dispatchers in Phoenix seek PTSD help, first responder status

By: - August 15, 2019

Emergency service dispatchers in Phoenix are gearing up for a meeting with city officials in an attempt to shore up emergency funding for staff, new systems and therapy resources as nationally, dispatchers are awaiting a decision in Washington D.C. that could impact how they are classified. 

Firefighter cancer claim sparks dispute between Glendale, senator

By: - August 14, 2019

Kevin Thompson exudes optimism, even when talking about the harsh reality of his cancer diagnosis. 

Committee to study murders of Native women and girls to begin its work soon

By: - August 13, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey, lawmakers and advocates gathered on the third floor of the historic state Capitol building Tuesday morning for a ceremonial signing of a bill that creates a study committee to examine the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

Maricopa County recorder sending reps to hacking conference

By: - August 8, 2019

Hackers and tech enthusiasts are gathering in the Nevada desert this week for a conference where new vulnerabilities in software and hardware are discussed, but an unlikely group of people will also be in attendance: the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. 

ICE Air data reveals who is flying in and out of Mesa

By: - August 7, 2019

Approximately 90 percent percent of the passengers were men. Less than half-a-percent were children. 

There have been 5 ‘mass shootings’ in Arizona so far in 2019, researchers say

By: - August 6, 2019

Just this year, there have been five mass shooting events in the state, according to data compiled by researchers at the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.