William J. Jabjiniak, economic development director for the city of Mesa, right, addresses members of the Queen Creek Town Council during a public hearing Sept. 21 on rezoning changes to the proposed Barney Farms residential community. Mr. Jabjiniak requested a continuance on the matter. Holding a graphic of the impacted area is Aric H. Bopp, the city of Mesa’s deputy director of strategic initiatives. The man seated and taking notes works for TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc., according to his badge. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

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The lawsuit against state and Maricopa County election officials details stories of people being forced to wait hours to vote in hard-to-find polling places that were short-staffed and under-supplied, which it claimed were all violations of voting rights. (Photo by Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

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Jerry McBee, standing, is a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of Apache Junction. He asked State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins for better signage in the desert so prospectors could avoid trespassing on state land. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

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People involved with egg hunts this holiday season – whether hiding eggs or hunting for them – should be on the watch for snakes that could be hiding in the grass. (Courtesy of Phoenix Herpetological Society)


People with information about a person suspected to have stolen a car at gunpoint from a roadside vendor and then set another car on fire Feb. 14 in San Tan Valley are asked to call the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111. (Courtesy of PCSO)

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Workforce Connections, a program of Maricopa County’s Human Services Department, informed veterans about services that help them transition from military to civilian life at a recent event. (Courtesy of Maricopa County)

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Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 2