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    People come from all walks of life; however, it is “places, names” (Bjelland, 2013, p. 144), and culture that really link who we are and, perhaps where we come from. This essay will examine the language, toponymy, and history of Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona is located in the southwestern United States. As we know from history it “became a part of the U.S. as the 48th state to be admitted into the Union on February 14, 1912” (Almanac, 2015). The state, itself historically was known for “copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate which served an important role in the economy, with many jobs in agriculture, ranching, and mining” (Almanac, 2015). Probing to the center of the state is Phoenix, currently rated as the fifth largest city in the nation.…

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    the night of March 13, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona thousands of people reported seeing a large UFO slowly float over their city. Sightings also came in from Mesa, Sky Harbor, Rainbow Valley, and Tucson, Arizona with reports coming in till the next day till 2:00 am. What happened on this night is still debated to this day and is considered the most important UFO sighting in history according alien enthusiasts. Due to the commotion the government immediately denied the UFO sighting saying the amber…

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    The story is basically about two long lost friends who decided to go on a trip to Phoenix, Arizona. The story starts off just after Victor lost his job at the BIA ( Bureau of Indian Affairs), he later finds out that his father had died of a heart attack in Phoenix, Arizona. Even though Victor hadn't seen his father for about two years, Victor still felt " genetic pain, which was real and intimidate as a broken bone" (803). Victor then takes this journey to claim his father's saving account and…

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    I choose the phoenix because first it sounds cool and it is easy to draw. It is located on the southern sky, based on the photo it looks like it has 6 stars. The phoenix is the 37th constellation in size. The constellation was named after the mythical bird that rises from its own ashes.The mythical bird phoenix is known as the sacred fire bird across many mythologies: Greek, Persian, Arabic, Egyptian, Roman, Turkish, Indian and Chinese among others. The phoenix was said to have resembled an…

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    Did you know that western diamondback rattlesnake can be found in multiple ranges. for an example they can be found in Arizona,California,New Mexico,Oklahoma,and Texas. What they eat for diet can be Mice, rats, rabbits, gophers, ground dwelling birds, lizards and other small animals. Some of the Diamondbacks predators are Eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats, and foxes. the diamondbacks can live up to approximately 15-20 years in captivity. The Diamondbacks live…

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    Volcano By: Daniel Hamlin One day in Knox County, Missouri in 2081 Fred and Sally, two best friends, bought an office together so they could practice their scientific skills. Fred went to school to become a scientist. He passes and can have an office. Fred goes on a shopping spree to get all of the stuff he needs to have his office. He buys computers, furniture, a desk, pencils, paper, a refrigerator, etc… He hires people to move his…

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    It was two days before the first day of school was going to start and I was stuck in Des Moines. I was with my grandma and grandpa sitting in the airport waiting for the plane to come in. The plane was supposed to leave at 8PM but right around 7:30 the loud airport speakers announced, “The flight to Phoenix, Arizona has been delayed two hours.” Now the flight won’t take off until 10 PM and we were going to miss our connecting flight. My grandma went to the gate agent with about two other groups…

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    It was a cold and snowy day outside when it all began. January 14, 2014; the day that my parents had officially decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona from Detroit, Michigan. This is the day a lot changed in my life. My parents made this decision for a few different reasons. However, the main reason was my eight year old sister, Abigail, who had a terrible case of asthma. Once winter began, she would always start getting sick and occasionally she would even have to spend nights at the hospital.…

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    Obvious Reasons To Love Arizona There are endless reasons to love Arizona. With nearly 300 or more days of sunshine a year, we can enjoy all that our state has to offer on any given day; unlike many other states that experience snow storms, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Interested to find out why everyone should enjoy Arizona? The Grand Canyon: We deserve bragging rights for this one. Case and point: It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Not many states can say they own one of…

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    Introduction The City of Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States and the core of the State of Arizona, both in terms of the State’s government and the population. The overall City of Phoenix fiscal year operating budget for 2017-2018 is 4.5 billion dollars, approximately about half of the State of Arizona’s 9.6 billion dollar budget (COP,AZ)The Phoenix Police Department is the largest department in the City of Phoenix and one of the larger government entities throughout Arizona.…

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