cell phones

Cutting Land Line
6:01 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline

Something you won;t see much of in Idaho anymore ... a landline.
Celeste Lindell Flickr

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 5:58 pm

New federal data show Idaho leads the country in something you might expect more from Seattle, Portland or Silicon Valley.

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Classroom Cell Phones
4:40 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Use Your Cell Phone In Class? The Oregon Department Of Education Approves

Students at Portland Madison High School use a social networking service called Celly to text their teacher thesis statements for a social studies essay.
Credit Miles Bryan / Northwest News Network

Mobile devices are traditionally considered a nuisance in schools. But a Portland startup is developing a way to turn students’ cell phones into classroom tools.

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AMBER Alert
5:20 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Northwest Residents Surprised By AMBER Alerts On Their Cell Phones

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.

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Cell Phone Tax
6:39 am
Thu May 24, 2012

How A Lobbyist And His iPad Helped Stop A Telephone Tax

Washington's cable industry created a series of ads to appeal to people who get their phone through broadband cable.
Photo by Kevin Mooney Northwest News Network

It’s no secret that interest groups influence state lawmakers. But it’s not often clear how that actually happens. Much of the action occurs behind-the-scenes. So we’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.

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