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Events are planned throughout the weekend to celebrate Arizona's 100th birthday.

Arizona will celebrate its centennial birthday on Tuesday. Museums, musicians and artists will be showcasing their best to celebrate the state's 100th birthday. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster — We kick off the show with a newsmaker interview with UA College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz. Also, Arizona State University Vice President Virgil Renzulli talks about the "Sun Corridor" economic development concept. Plus, Downtown Tucson Advocate Fletcher McCusker looks ahead to next month's Tucson centennial celebration. Read more»

Arizona’s centennial license plate shows an abstraction of the Arizona state flag. License plates are available starting Oct. 31.

With a colorful specialty license plate, organizers of the state’s centennial celebration want Arizonans to show their pride one bumper at a time. Read more» 1

Bob Cote, owner of the Tanque Verde Ranch, pets one of the horses in the corral. Cote has operated the ranch since 1969.

As Arizona’s centennial approaches, Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, which opened in 1868, is a family-owned business that has been in operation since before this was a state. Read more» 1

Gov. Jan Brewer greets Fran Elliott, co-chair of the Arizona Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, at an exhibit at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. The exhibit is a part of a series of events celebrating Arizona’s centennial.

The state’s centennial effort hits high gear this week with the first Arizona Best Fest, a free street festival that runs from Friday through Sunday in Prescott and later will visit Tucson and Phoenix, the other two territorial capitals. Read more» 1

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»