Arizona Republic:  “As conflicts between Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors and the sheriff and county attorney escalated in 2009, rank-and-file county employees were plunged into a yearlong emotional roller coaster.  This month’s announcement of a federal grand jury entering the fray brought county workers some relief and hope for an end to the extraordinary tensions.  The grand jury is looking into allegations of abuse of power by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his chief deputy, David Hendershott, in their dealings with judges and county officials.”