McDonald's regalará 28 mil mochillas por todo el estado

Los restaurantes McDonald's de Arizona serán anfitriones de Sábado de Mochilas este 27 de julio, un evento a nivel estatal en el que se regalarán 28 mil mochilas y en el que se ayudará a miles de niños a prepararse para el regreso a la escuela.

Los restaurantes McDonald's comenzarán a distribuir mochilas gratis a partir de las 8 a.m.

Los primeros 100 niños que vayan a su restaurante local McDonald's participante recibirán una mochila.

La oferta de mochilas excluye las ubicaciones de restaurantes McDonald's dentro de las tiendas Wal-Mart y en centros comerciales.

The Tucson Unified School District voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes by students, staff and the public on school grounds.

While the possession or use of tobacco products is already prohibited on TUSD campuses, the district added electronic cigarettes.

The use of e-cigarettes has grown over the last couple of years, considered by some to be a healthier alternative to smoking because they do not contain tobacco. In some cases, e-cigarettes have become cheaper than the real thing, which has contributed to the boost in popularity.

Because electronic cigarettes have varying levels of nicotine, they are generally not sold to children unless they are nicotine-free.

The problem for school officials and others is that the two types of e-cigarettes look identical, so they would have no way of telling whether the user has a nicotine-free device or not.

An effort to have a public vote on red light cameras failed. There were not enough valid signatures to certify placing a measure banning traffic cameras within city limits on the ballot this November, the The Pima County Recorder's Office has found.

The initiative would have prohibited all traffic-enforcement cameras in Tucson and would change the city code to require that every ticket issued by the Tucson Police Department have an actual officer witness the infraction.

The group, Traffic Justice, fell short of the 12,730 valid signatures required to make the ballot.

The opponents of the cameras claim the cameras are a "scam" designed to fill the city's coffers.

City officials asserted the cameras reduce accidents and make Tucsonans safer drivers.

Since the first camera was installed in January 2007, crashes at the eight intersections with the cameras have decreased from 200 a year to 74 in 2012. The cameras provide about $680,000 a year in revenue to the city.