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  • Text Mess

    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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …



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