Vanessa Pimentel
Vanessa Pimentel(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Vanessa Pimentel expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication with a minor in criminal justice. Pimentel has worked in customer service for over six years to fund her college degree and cannot wait to see where journalism takes her.

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Arizona Republicans tout legislation aimed at cracking down on organized retail crime

PHOENIX – Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma and others touted House Bill 2435, which aims to crack down on organized retail crime. The legislation, which heads to the House Judiciary committee Wednesday, would change current sentencing ranges.

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell talks about organized retail crime as Michelle Ahlmer, executive director for the Arizona Retailers Association, left, and Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma look on at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol on Jan, 30, 2024. (Photo by Mariah Temprendola/Cronkite News)