Legal

Tempe bans distracted driving

The Tempe City Council passed one of Arizona’s toughest distracted driving bans Thursday. Tempe’s new ordinance would fine drivers who drive erratically while using their phones. Fines start at $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and up to $500 for another infraction within a two-year period.

Senators, whistleblowers demand action to stop VA retaliation

WASHINGTON - Brandon Coleman was an addiction therapist at the Phoenix VA hospital in December when he raised concerns about the care of suicidal veterans, who he said were often allowed to walk away from the facility.