Bri Pacelli
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News Reporter, Phoenix

Bri Pacelli expects to graduate in August 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Pacelli spent last year as an intern for a crime podcast called Criminal Minded Media.

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Inflation hits Valley animal shelters; adoptions decline amidst soaring costs

PHOENIX – With inflation rising in Maricopa County, animal shelters are feeling the impact through a drop in adoptions and an increase in animal surrenders.

A heart-warming sign greets visitors to the Arizona Humane Society. (Photo by Alexandria Cullen/Cronkite News)

Remembering heroes: New mural honors Granite Mountain Hotshots and their impact on Prescott

PRESCOTT – Ten years after the Yarnell Hill Fire, where 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots perished, a mural honoring their lives was unveiled at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.

A mural created by Arizona artist Katie Von Kral honors the bravery of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and captures the essence of their courage. Unveiled Wednesday, June 28, 2023, the artwork is on the Prescott Chamber of Commerce building. (Photo by Bri Pacelli/Cronkite News)

Proposed Arizona legislation would protect access to birth control

PHOENIX — On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, Democratic leaders vowed to preserve access to contraceptives for all Arizonians. Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe, said she plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session that would assure access to birth control. Gov. Katie Hobbs joined Salman and others at a press conference Thursday to discuss the proposed Arizona Right to Contraception Act.

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she supports a proposed Arizona Right to Contraception Act. (File photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)