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Why Facebook Removed the THANKFUL Emoji

I'll be honest, I never clicked it once. I usually click Like, Laughing and sometimes Sad on someone's Facebook post. It turns out it was only a Mother's Day feature...

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Category: Newsletter, Technology
New start date for cellphone ban, now coming in July (Getty Images)
New start date for cellphone ban, now coming in July (Getty Images)
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UPDATE–New WA Cellphone Ban Goes Effect in July, Not Next January

Calling the issue of texting-talking while driving an "urgent problem" the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC) commended Gov. Jay Inslee's veto of the original January 1, 2019 start date for the new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Bill, instead, it will start this coming July.

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It Is Now Illegal To Hold Devices While Driving

Texting and Driving and Calling and driving have been illegal for years in Washington state. Governor Inslee just signed a new law which will take effect in July

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New device would determine driver phone use behind the wheel (Getty Images)
New device would determine driver phone use behind the wheel (Getty Images)
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Move Over Breathalyzer, Here Comes The “Textalyzer”

It's actually being proposed in New York, other states could follow.

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Blake Shelton Facebook
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Facebook Just Added a New “Thankful” Emoji

You probably won't be using that emoji on this particular Blake Shelton Facebook pic! Notice the new purple flower "Thankful" emoji when you go to click like...

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Category: Celebrities, Technology
Kennewick Police AT&T Store Surv. Shot
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Have You Seen This Alleged Kennewick Phone Pilferer?

Hey, the Kennewick Police would like this guy to call them.

Maybe he could call on the working display phone he stole from the AT&T Store on W. 27...

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Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
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Hanford Tunnel Hole Being Filled With Dirt to Prevent Contamination Leaks

 

Many Hanford workers, including those on the tank farms (one of our older daughters works there) had their work cancelled Wednesday, while crews were busy pouring load after load of dirt and fill into a breach in one of the contaminated Purex Plant tunnels.

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This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
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So After Hanford Tunnel Collapse, Now What?

After Tuesday's apparent collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex Plant, officials now have to figure out what to do next.

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Minimal radiation readings found at center of sunken or depressed area, indicating some sort of collapse or breach (Hanford.gov)
Minimal radiation readings found at center of sunken or depressed area, indicating some sort of collapse or breach (Hanford.gov)
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HANFORD Update–Tunnel Under Purex Plant Breached, Collapsed, Minimal Readings

According to sources, including KNDU-TV, work continues at Hanford over the breach or collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex Plant. It appears the tunnel underneath near the plant has collapsed.

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UBER fined by AG for text message violations  (Getty Images)
UBER fined by AG for text message violations (Getty Images)
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UBER Fined Over Sending Unsolicited Texts To WA Consumers

The fine comes in the form of the grassroots transportation company pledging to spend at least $40,000 to upgrade and refine it's texting communication system, and allowing consumers an opt-out option.

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