Stories tagged: cell phones
Thu., June 10, 2010
Hands off the cell; tickets are $124
Drivers beware. Starting today, picking up that cell phone could trigger patrol sirens. For two years, talking or text messaging on a cell phone while driving has been illegal in …
Wed., June 9, 2010
Editorial: As cell law sinks in, compliance will follow
Warning to motorists. Don’t let this be you: “Oh no! I have to hang up. I’m being pulled over!”
Fri., May 14, 2010, 11 a.m.
New cell phone-driving law takes effect June 10
The Washington State Patrol says there will be no grace period when troopers start enforcing the new ban on texting or talking on cell phones while driving.
Sat., April 3, 2010
Phone tax will fund 911 system
OLYMPIA – Washington residents are likely to pay an extra 25 cents a month next year for every phone line they have, whether it’s a land line, a cell phone …
Wed., March 31, 2010
Woman charged with harassing Spokane County deputy over phone
The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house. “(W)ee can either b friends or enemies,” the cryptic message began, …
Tue., March 30, 2010, 8:10 p.m.
Texting gives pot case a bizarre twist
The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house.
Fri., March 26, 2010, 12:27 p.m.
Gregoire OKs tougher cell phone driving law
Starting this summer, drivers better use a headset if they’re talking on their cell phones. And don’t even think about texting your friend while cruising down the interstate.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
John Caputo grew up with grandparents who settled in the United States from Italy. They didn’t speak much English. They didn’t like talking on the phone. Luckily, he lived three …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, 3:10 p.m.
Wash. Senate toughens state cell phone driving law
The Washington state Senate has taken action against distracted drivers, passing a measure Friday that makes it easier for police to ticket people who are driving while either texting or …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010
Verizon lowers voice plan prices
NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless is cutting the price of unlimited call plans, but the largest cell phone carrier in the U.S. is requiring more of its customers to buy …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009
News conjures up lottery dreams and cell phone wishes
I was amazed to read Wednesday about the effort to keep cell phones out of the paws of the prison population. Apparently a lot of cellular phones have been smuggled …
Thu., July 23, 2009
District bars cell phones
Spokane Public Schools joined a long list of districts nationwide Wednesday when the school board voted to ban cell-phone use in grades K-12 except during lunch breaks. The policy came …
Tue., July 14, 2009, 9:53 a.m.
Wash. seeks to jam cell phone signals in prisons
Washington is among more than two dozen states seeking permission to jam cellphone signals inside prison walls to thwart inmates from making illegal calls.
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009
Kids talking on cell phones more likely to get hit by car
We all know that people with cell phones stuck in their heads while driving are hazardous to everyone’s health. Now, psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have determined …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
Cars, phoning can be deadly mix
Radios used to be the only diversion for folks taking a drive. They would ease back in their big, comfortable seat and listen to the latest crooner; their attention on …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009
When you have a family, your cell phone needs a crisis setting
Several years ago, it became apparent that using my home phone as a business phone wasn’t going to work. I missed calls because my kids were on the phone, and …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2009
Our View: Phone use when driving should be primary offense
Two things have become clear since Washington state lawmakers passed a law banning the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.
Thu., April 19, 2007
Cell phone user gets wrong signal
Spokane financial planner Dave Baker received a surprise after returning from a recent, three-week trip to Germany — a $4,730 phone bill. Most of the charges in the 32-page Cingular …