### Abstract

We prove that the Julia set $J(f)$ of at most finitely renormalizable unicritical polynomial $f:z\mapsto z^d+c$ with all periodic points repelling is locally connected. (For $d=2$ it was proved by Yoccoz around 1990.) It follows from *a priori* bounds in a modified Principal Nest of puzzle pieces. The proof of *a priori* bounds makes use of new analytic tools developed in [KL09] that give control of moduli of annuli under maps of high degree.