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Air traveler Sees Texts, Aids Sex-abuse Arrests
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle police say a plane passenger contacted authorities as soon as his flight landed after he spotted a fellow traveler texting someone about sexually exploiting children.
KCPQ-TV reports the passenger was flying on Monday from SeaTac, Washington, to San Jose, California…
Distracted Driving Bill Clears Washington House
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House has approved a measure that would ban holding handheld devices while driving.
The measure passed the Democratic-controlled chamber on a 63-35 vote Wednesday. It now heads back to the Republican-controlled Senate for concurrence on some changes ma…
Selfie Crash
ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Texting and driving? Not safe. Driving while taking a selfie? Even more not safe. Police in Maine say a man crashed his car while taking a selfie with his passengers. Authorities say several people were hurt when 29-year-old Jordan Toner lost control of the vehicle he was …
12 Month Teaching Suspension Upheld In Michele Taylor Case
An administrative law judge upheld the 12-month suspension of East Valley P.E. teacher Michele Taylor’s teaching certificate following allegations of inappropriate contact with students.
In a decision issued August 21st, a Yakima judge ruled Michele Taylor could not return to the job…
Over 600 Tickets for Cell Phone and Texting Use issued
Talking and Texting while driving. It's been against the law for two years, yet drivers still do it every day in Yakima and many other cities in the state. Yakima Police say everyone knows or should know by now that using a cell phone behind the wheel is against the law...
Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?
We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.