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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) What Apple Might Be Making in Its New Mesa Facility (Video)

 

Thanks to the large following of Apple, there's a lot of speculation as to what's going to be produced in the Mesa manufacturing facility that was announced earlier this week.

Apple made a $578 million deal with a company called GT Advanced Technologies, to make "sapphire material" in this Mesa facility, a plant formerly occupied by First Solar.

See also: What Apple Might Be Making in Its New Mesa Facility (Video)

4.) Mother of 5-Year-Old Medical-Marijuana Patient Explains How Pot Helps Her Son

 

>When voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, do you think they wanted to prevent patients from getting specific forms of marijuana?

That's what the mother of 5-year-old Zander Welton is asking. The ACLU and the Weltons have filed a lawsuit asking the court to clarify that the definition of medical marijuana includes extracts of the plant, like the kind used to treat Zander's severe epilepsy.

See also: Mother of 5-Year-Old Medical-Marijuana Patient Explains How Pot Helps Her Son

3.) Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Signature Look

 

At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.

This week, our offenders each have a signature look. Enjoy.

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2.) Anonymous Prepared to Protest at Phoenix VA Hospital

 

People associated with Anonymous, the collective of Internet activists, are still seeking justice for 2-year-old Savannah Cross, who was killed in brutal fashion last year.

The activists already have been bringing attention to the fact that charges have been dropped -- for now, at least -- against Savannah's alleged killers, who were in charge of babysitting the girl when she was killed. Now, an Anonymous press release hints at protests at the Phoenix VA hospital, where Savannah's mother works.

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1.) 10 Worst Things About Snowbirds

 

With the temperatures around Phoenix dropping below a million degrees, the snowbirds from the north are making their annual migration to the Valley of the Sun.

For those of us who live here year-round, that only means that life is going to be more of a hassle, thanks to the sudden influx of Canadians and Midwesterners. Get prepared, as we outline the 10 worst things about snowbirds:

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