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New law goes into effect next January  (Getty Images)
New law goes into effect next January (Getty Images)
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Governor Signs New Distracted Driving Law, Bans Even Holding Phone

Although the law was signed by Governor Inslee Monday, it will not go into effect until January 1, 2019. But when it does, your wallet will be $136 lighter if you're busted.

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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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New bill would ban all use (except hands free) of electronic devices behind the wheel (Getty Images)
New bill would ban all use (except hands free) of electronic devices behind the wheel (Getty Images)
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State Legislators Want ‘Driving Under The Influence of Electronics’ Penalty

DUI might now also become DUE of some state legislators have their way.

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This suspect tried to buy cellphones with stolen ID (Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers)
This suspect tried to buy cellphones with stolen ID (Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers)
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Help Find This Guy Who Tried to Buy Phones With Stolen IDs

Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are seeking this suspect, who tried to purchase some high-end cellphones using what is believed to be stolen identity.

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WA AG wants call block capability added to cellphones
WA AG wants call block capability added to cellphones (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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WA Attorney General Wants Call-Block Technology Added to Cellphones

No word on what cost it might incur for consumers, but on the surface, we agree with this idea.

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Tacoma police using this signal interceptor technology
Tacoma police using this signal interceptor technology (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
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What Is A Stingray ? Why Is U.S. Justice Reviewing This Tracking Technology?

Unless you follow technology, or are very in-tune with privacy and freedom issues, A Stingray might make you think of the deadly fish in the ocean. But that's not the case here.

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Pass the Salt
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Dad Finds Perfect Way to Stop Kids From Checking Their Phones

If you're like the rest of the breathing population, then you are probably a slave to your smartphone.

In this clever short film called Pass the Salt, one dad decides to turn the tables on his kids, who are way too involved in their phones to pay him any mind while they share what should be a nice family meal...

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T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills.
T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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230,000 WA Cell Customers May Get Refund from T-Mobile

On the heels of a major settlement with cellular provider T-Mobile, many of you may be entitled to some cash.

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Cellphones pass alarm clocks for wakeup duties
Cellphones pass alarm clocks for wakeup duties (Getty Images)
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Are Alarm Clocks Becoming Thing of The Past? We Wake up to Cellphones Now

A new radio survey says for the first time in history, more Americans wake up to their cellphone than an alarm clock.  But, it's not necessarily music.

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This is the last thing you want to see in your rearview
This is the last thing you want to see in your rearview (Washington State Patrol Facebook page)
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Drop That Cellphone! Click-It-Or-Ticket Returns May 19th – Emphasis Patrols

All law enforcement agencies in SE Washington will be a part of these emphasis patrols.

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