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State Comptroller D. Clark Partridge says he doesn’t know how much longer his department’s accounting system, used to pay employees and vendors as well as inform the public about expenditures, will last.

State officials responsible for paying vendors and public employees are eager to replace an accounting system used for nearly two decades – before it crashes. Read more»

The nation’s fast-growing population of those 90 and older is more likely to be in poverty or suffer from disabilities than other groups, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. Read more»

More than half of Arizonans support switching from partisan primaries to a nonpartisan ballot that would send the highest-polling candidates on to the general election regardless of party affiliation, according to a poll released Monday. Read more» 1

In Arizona for fundraisers, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain held a news conference to deny a former employee’s allegation that he sexually harassed her.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Tuesday categorically denied an allegation that he sexually harassed a former co-worker during an encounter in the 1990s. Read more» 2

A map detailing improvement plans for Interstate 15, which runs through Nevada, Arizona and Utah. ADOT has proposed a toll to provide funding for upgrading and rehabilitating the highway.

Faced with a deteriorating roadway along an isolated stretch of Interstate 15 in the Arizona Strip, state officials have taken a first step toward charging a toll. That has neighboring Utah and Nevada raising concerns about the major link between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Read more»

Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton (left) and Wes Gullett discuss solar energy, transportation and recycling issues at the sustainability debate hosted by the Green Chamber of Greater Phoenix. Residents will choose the next mayor of Phoenix on Tuesday.

The race for mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city pits a political strategist positioning himself as an outsider against a former city councilman running on his political experience. Read more»

An Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle equipped with photo radar is displayed for the media in 2007.

Arizona communities should put public safety ahead of profits when deciding whether to install traffic cameras through private companies, a public interest group contends in a report released Thursday. Read more» 2

A pie graph that shows the amount of money each campaign has raised in the state of Arizona. The total amount equals $1,658,079.

Arizonans have donated $774,000 to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, nearly double the amount given to President Barack Obama, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Read more»

The London Bridge draws tourists from all over the world to Lake Havasu City. The town is celebrating the landmark’s 40th birthday.

Lake Havasu CIty is celebrating the anniversary of London Bridge’s October 1971 dedication with a reenactment of its purchase, construction and dedication of the bridge. Read more»

Paul Johnson, former mayor of Phoenix, is leading an effort to establish open primaries in Arizona.

A citizens group wants Arizonans to decide in November 2012 whether to scrap partisan primaries in favor of open elections that would send the highest-polling candidates, regardless of party affiliation, on to the general election. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Social Security and Medicare will be there for those who need them now and for future generations as well, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva told a group of senior citizens Thursday. Read more» 2

The Arizona School Boards Association and Arizona Education Association have sued to block a new law that provides publicly funded scholarships that allow children with disabilities to attend private schools. Read more»

Members of the Hopi Tribe constructed a replica of a traditional dwelling for the Arizona Best Fest centennial celebration in Prescott.

As part of Arizona's centennial celebrations, 17 of the state's 22 American Indian tribes created a native village at the Best Fest in Prescott. The festival will later move to Tucson and Phoenix, the other two territorial capitals. Read more»

A graphic of the new stamp to be released in February 2012, showcasing Sedona’s Cathedral Rock. The U.S. Postal Service will use this piece, by artist Ed Mell, to commemorate Arizona’s centennial as a first-class stamp.

Images of Sedona’s Cathedral Rock will grace letters across the country in February as a first-class stamp allows Americans to help celebrate Arizona’s centennial. Read more»

Bundgaard in a screenshot from a campaign video.

The Senate Ethics Committee voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint against state Sen. Scott Bundgaard, R–Peoria, in connection with a roadside altercation involving his former girlfriend. Read more»

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