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Will Miles Clark will soon turn 107 — four years before his current driver’s license expires. Clark, who said he still gets behind the wheel, is one of a growing number of centenarians in Arizona, which had 832 people over age 100, according to the Census.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 832 centenarians in the state in 2010, a 27 percent increase from 2000. Read more»

Aging baby boomers drove Arizona’s median age up by 1.7 years over the last decade, to 35.9 years old in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Read more»

Aides said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, met briefly with staffers in her Capitol Hill office Tuesday before heading back to Houston to continue her therapy after a surprise visit to Washington.

When Tucson resident Ray Davies heard that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, was back in Washington Monday night, he made sure to leave his hotel room first thing Tuesday to deliver flowers to her Capitol Hill office. He was already too late. Read more»

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that lower courts must consider convicted murderer Richard Harley Greenway’s claim that he was poorly represented in his trial for the 1988 murders of two women in their Tucson home. Read more»

An abandoned house in Tucson, March 2011.

More than 460,000 Arizona units were vacant in 2010, a 61 percent increase over the previous decade, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more»

Indian tribal homelands can be found in all parts of Arizona.

Arizona’s Pima Indian population tripled in the last decade, according to the latest Census figures, but it’s not necessarily because there were more tribe members — just more tribe members filling out their Census forms. Read more»

A federal appeals court Tuesday said a lower court should not have lifted a decades-long desegregation order against TUSD. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a federal judge was wrong to grant the school district "unitary" -- non-segregated -- status in 2009. Read more» 1

Thomas Paul West in an undated photo.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday morning to block the execution of an Illinois man who was scheduled to be put to death today after almost 23 years on Arizona’s death row. Thomas Paul West was executed at 11:01 a.m. Read more»

The Monument Fire burns about 9:15 p.m. on June 15, seen from about 5 miles away.

The Small Business Administration could rule in a matter of days on a disaster-relief request for Apache and Cochise counties in the wake of wildfires that recently scorched Arizona. Read more»

The University of Arizona's Old Main building. The UA ranks No. 30 for the fastest-rising tuition hikes for in-state freshman from 2007-2010, up 36 percent.

Arizona’s four-year public universities posted some of the nation’s largest percentage increases in tuition from 2007 to 2010, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more»

Just weeks after the largest fire in state history threatened eastern Arizona, some towns are proceeding with plans for Fourth of July fireworks — a decision they concede could raise some eyebrows. Read more»

As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government. Read more»

Eleventh-grader Adrien Tateno works on a white board during a class at Basis Charter School, which once again wasnamed one of the top high schools in the nation.

A Tucson charter school was named the third-best high school in the nation this week in Newsweek magazine’s annual “Best High Schools in America” ranking. Read more»

Sen. John McCain has more than 1.7 million Twitter followers.

If New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter-induced scandal and resignation gave members of Arizona’s congressional delegation pause about their own social media activity, they’re not showing it. Read more»

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., questions officials about the need for more fire prevention at a hearing Tuesday on federal agencies’ handling of wildfires around the country.

On the day the Wallow fire became the largest wildfire in Arizona history, federal land management officials told a Senate committee Tuesday that their agencies are “prepared adequately” for the summer’s firefighting season. Read more»

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