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House gets bill on ‘Grand Canyon State’ nickname

Arizona’s ‘Grand Canyon State’ nickname would be made official under state law in legislation scheduled to be considered by the Arizona House on Thursday.

The bill is sponsored by dozens of lawmakers and revives a proposal that enjoyed considerable support when lawmakers last considered it.

The proposed ‘Grand Canyon State’ nickname would get official status alongside the state fossil, the state bird, the state flower, the state tree and the state neckwear.

Arizona also has a state gemstone, the state mammal, the state reptile, the state fish, the state amphibian and the state butterfly.

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