The Life of a State: A Timeline of Arizona's History

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2010: The dam at Tempe Town Lake bursts.

2010: Arizona voters approve a medical-marijuana initiative; smoke shops open immediately.

2011: Jared Loughner guns down 19 people near Tucson, killing a federal judge and seriously injuring U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

2012: Giffords resigns from office, hugs Republican colleagues.

2012: Governor Jan Brewer shakes her finger in President Barack Obama's face during his campaign stop in Chandler.

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