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The Capitol Christmas tree is on its way to the nation's capitol, after being cut down in a ceremony in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The tree is the first from Arizona to be honored in Washington, D.C. during the holiday season...Queen Creek is taking applications for a seat on the City Council following Gail Barney's resignation to run for mayor. Applicants should submit a letter and resume to the Town Council by November 19, and will be interviewed November 30...Recruiting agencies for Valley police forces say they are flooded with applicants as a result of the economic downturn. In Gilbert, for example, more than 1,100 people have applied to join the police this year, and Peoria and Glendale's police test classes have doubled in size...

Mesa Police arrested a man after he allegedly pistol-whipped a repossession man who was trying to take his car from a local shopping center. The repo man received a cut to the head, and the force of the blow reportedly caused the gun to go off in a shopping center parking lot...Police agencies all over Arizona are looking for a woman using stolen credit and identity cards. Gilbert police say the woman is suspected of making 47 fraudulent charges in June. The woman is described as Caucasian, with blond or light-brown hair...Luci's Healthy Marketplace, a grocer that's been closed for more than three months because of fire damage, celebrated its grand re-opening Sunday. Owner Luci Schnitzer gave Phoenix firefighters a plaque to thank them for their hard work.

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