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Phone books may some day be rare

OLYMPIA – Some day soon, small children could have trouble reaching the dining room table. Doors will blow shut with the breeze. Well-muscled men will search in vain for something to tear in half to prove their strength. Navin Johnson will not jump for joy with the delivery of a new phone book.

The ubiquitous phone book will stop being so, well, ubiquitous.

By order of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, phone companies in the state are no longer required to deliver the White Pages to every subscriber. Customers may have to ask for a phone book from their carrier; they may say ask the company not to deliver one, and look up the number online.

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