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Question #39022 posted on 09/08/2007 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear That Guy,

How would you abbreviate California, Arizona, New York, and Utah in a formal news story. Oh, and what is your favorite color.

- Lester

A: Dear esther (that girl),

Calif., Ariz., N.Y., and Utah (not abbreviated).

Here, if you care, although if you're actually trying to do this I imagine you have your own AP Style Guide. Which begs the question of why you asked us these four, but whatever.

Ala.
Alaska
Ariz.
Ark.
Calif.
Colo.
Conn.
Del.
Fla.
Ga.
Hawaii
Idaho
Ill.
Ind.
Iowa
Kan.
Ky.
La.
Maine
Md.
Mass.
Mich.
Minn.
Miss.
Mo.
Mont.
Neb.
Nev.
N.H.
N.J.
N.M.
N.Y.
N.C.
N.D. (debatable; it doesn't exist)
Ohio
Okla.
Ore.
Pa.
R.I.
S.C.
S.D.
Tenn.
Texas
Utah
Vt.
Va.
Wash.
W.Va.
Wis.
Wyo.

Have loads of fun. Oh, and blue. Or maroon, if we're decorating.

-Olym. (that guy)