Jimmy Magahern, Author at PHOENIX magazine


On Wednesday, January 6 – the same day extremist supporters of President Donald Trump rioted and overtook the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. as lawmakers attempted to count the electoral college votes from the 2020 presidential election – a group of several hundred Trump loyalists watched a live stream of the action on a jumbo screen outside the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Following a peaceful morning in which the mild 60-degree weather lent an...


Could America’s next drug crisis be a critical drug shortage? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently reports 104 drugs in short supply – from the sodium chloride infusion used for hospital patients with fluid loss to the injectable dextrose used to treat low blood sugar. The spread of the coronavirus in China may worsen this situation, as 85 percent of drugs sold in the U.S. use some component from China. Few companies are stepping...


The imminent shutdown of Arizona’s largest coal-fired energy plant is an environmental win for the state, but an economic headache for the Navajo Nation. The caveat: It may position the Nation to dominate the West’s renewable energy demands.

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