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Arizona ( (listen); Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo Navajo pronunciation: [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak Uto-Aztecan pronunciation: [ˡaɺi ˡʂonak]) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.
Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.
About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Although federal law gave all Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, Arizona excluded those living on reservations in the state from voting until the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American plaintiffs in Trujillo v. Garley (1948).

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  1. N

    WTS: Dillon Super 1050 w/ Mark VII Pro autodrive - FTF Nevada & Arizona

    I am camping at Lake Mead before heading to Yuma for the winter. I sold my house in FL and downsized to a 1982 40' bus. I'm going to try and sell the bus this winter and move to something smaller and quicker before heading to Alaska in the spring. This machine was bought new a couple years ago...
  2. JonathanB

    Arizona  Fire restrictions lifted at Tanto National Forest.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd666618.pdf
  3. badbob85037

    Arizona  Write your Congressman Even if He is Worthless

    Just watched a youtube video of my Rep. telling everyone it's time that congress protect the people of this country from evil guns. Does anyone know where in the Constitution Congress has the duty to protect us? MEChA Boy is Raul Grijalva, AZ District 3. MEChA is a group that took a book of...
  4. billt

    Guns and Medical Marijuana

    I remember when a lot of young people started pushing for this here in Arizona. I said to many of them who I was working with at the time, you would have to be a fool to admit you're a pot user. Let alone admit it by applying for a card so you could purchase a substance that is, banned by...
  5. badbob85037

    Arizona  Shooting on Arizona State Trust Land

    I'm surprised no one in Arizona has said anything about this. Has anyone noticed the increase in No Shooting signs going up the last couple years around Arizona. All state trust land has been put off limits to shooters. These lands can still be hunted on but don't get caught sighting in your...
  6. Joe Link

    Arizona  Federal agent in Tucson gun-smuggling case: ‘Every family member had a .50 cal’

    Federal agent in Tucson gun-smuggling case: ‘Every family member had a .50 cal’
  7. Joe Link

    Arizona  No background checks required for personal property sales

    No background checks required for personal property sales
  8. Joe Link

    Arizona  Our View: Arizona should consider Iowa’s broad approach to gun laws

    Our View: Arizona should consider Iowa’s broad approach to gun laws
  9. Joe Link

    Arizona  Navajo Nation considers implementing gun registration

    Navajo Nation considers implementing gun registration
  10. Joe Link

    Arizona  Lefties with Guns Ready to Rumble with Right-Wing Militias, Says Arizona Anarchist

    Lemons: Lefties with Guns Ready to Rumble with Right-Wing Militias, Says Arizona Anarchist
  11. Joe Link

    Arizona  Senate advances measure to ban requiring people to use smart guns

    http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2017/03/30/senate-advances-measure-banning-any-requirement-for-people-to-use-smart-guns/
  12. Joe Link

    Best gun shows in Arizona / Nevada?

    Looking at the gun show calendars for Arizona and Nevada, it looks like you guys have multiple companies running shows down there. Which do you prefer and why?
  13. Joe Link

    Arizona  Arizona panel advances background check bill

    Arizona panel advances background check bill
  14. Joe Link

    Arizona  Giffords urges lawmakers to enact reasonable gun restrictions

    Giffords urges lawmakers to enact reasonable gun restrictions
  15. Joe Link

    Arizona  House OKs Bill Making It Tougher To Keep 'Mentally Incompetent' Vets From Buying Guns

    House OKs Bill Making It Tougher To Keep 'Mentally Incompetent' Vets From Buying Guns
  16. Joe Link

    Arizona  Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

    Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group
  17. Joe Link

    Arizona  Arizona Senate Shoots Down Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill

    Arizona Senate Shoots Down Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill - CoinDesk
  18. Joe Link

    Arizona  AZ Bill Prohibits Requiring Compliance with Firearm Background Checks on Private Sales

    AZ Bill Prohibits Requiring Compliance with Firearm Background Checks on Private Sales