cell phones http://nwpr.org en Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-tops-nation-portion-people-cutting-their-landline <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122313JR_WirelessOnly_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>New federal data show Idaho leads the country in something you might expect more from Seattle, Portland or Silicon Valley.<p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:01:55 +0000 Jessica Robinson 39141 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline Use Your Cell Phone In Class? The Oregon Department Of Education Approves http://nwpr.org/post/use-your-cell-phone-class-oregon-department-education-approves <p style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59); font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">Mobile devices are traditionally considered a nuisance in schools. But a Portland startup is developing a way to turn students&rsquo; cell phones into classroom tools.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:40:03 +0000 Miles Bryan 34888 at http://nwpr.org Use Your Cell Phone In Class? The Oregon Department Of Education Approves Northwest Residents Surprised By AMBER Alerts On Their Cell Phones http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-residents-surprised-amber-alerts-their-cell-phones <p>Cell phones along the west coast lit up yesterday and today with an AMBER alert for two missing California children. Authorities say the suspected abductor may be headed to Canada or to Texas. Many people in the Northwest had never seen an AMBER alert pop up on their phones before.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:20:35 +0000 Jordana Gustafson 32268 at http://nwpr.org How A Lobbyist And His iPad Helped Stop A Telephone Tax http://nwpr.org/post/how-lobbyist-and-his-ipad-helped-stop-telephone-tax <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that interest groups influence state lawmakers. But it&rsquo;s not often clear how that actually happens. Much of the action occurs behind-the-scenes. So we&rsquo;re going to give you a rare glimpse inside the influence game -- to see how lobbyists help shape public policies that affect our everyday lives. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reconstructs how a lobbyist and his iPad changed the course of a $1 billion piece of legislation. Thu, 24 May 2012 13:39:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 8862 at http://nwpr.org How A Lobbyist And His iPad Helped Stop A Telephone Tax