Stories tagged: cell phones
Wed., March 31, 2010, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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 …