Brianna Chappie
Brianna Chappie
News Digital Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Brianna Chappie expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Chappie has experience producing and reporting, as well as being a videographer and photographer. Her creativity and passion for journalism drives her to seek out and tell compelling, thought-provoking stories.

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DOJ report says Phoenix Police used excessive force, calls out discrimination and ‘longstanding dysfunction’

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a report Thursday accusing the Phoenix Police Department of routinely using excessive force, including deadly force; violating the rights of lawful protesters; and targeting people of color.

In this May 2020 file photo, Phoenix police officers confront a protester. Protests erupted across the country in 2020 over the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. (File photo by Blake Benard/Special for Cronkite News)

Congress gave citizenship to Native Americans a century ago, but voting rights would come decades later

WASHINGTON – It’s been 100 years since Native Americans gained U.S. citizenship, but voting rights came much later. Arizona was the last state with an outright ban on voting for Native Americans.

Calvin Coolidge, center in a white suit, poses with a group of Native Americans outside the White House in 1927. (Photo courtesy of Library of Congress)

Supreme Court rules in favor of two Native American tribes in dispute with federal government over insurance billing fees

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American tribes in Arizona and Wyoming that sought millions in federal reimbursement for health care insurance billing fees.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American tribes in Arizona and Wyoming that sought millions in federal reimbursement for health care insurance billing fees. (File photo by Stephanie Snyder/Cronkite News)