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Jul 23, 2014, 12:51 ET

PEMCO turns to community members to inspire newest "Northwest Profiles"

 PEMCO Insurance, the company behind the "We're A Lot Like You. A Little Different." ad campaign, is out this week with its newest Northwest...

Jul 15, 2014, 12:23 ET

Northwesterners prefer running, hiking over cycling, but only if it's sunny

Northwest locals know that summer officially arrives July 5, following an often overcast Fourth of July, but weather rarely keeps us from enjoying...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:23 ET

Twinsies! PEMCO Insurance welcomes second recognition from J.D. Power for ranking highest in customer satisfaction

PEMCO Insurance has done it again. The Northwest's largest local insurer has received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction from J.D. Power...

Jun 19, 2014, 13:10 ET

Heads up - distracted pedestrians may spell danger for drivers

We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction –...

May 13, 2014, 14:15 ET

Many Eastern Washington residents fear that weekenders aren't ready for wildfire

 In time for wildfire season, new research from PEMCO Insurance shows that many long-time, year-round residents in Eastern Washington...

Apr 16, 2014, 12:18 ET

PEMCO poll reveals many teens drove, and drank, on prom night

For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll...

Mar 20, 2014, 12:49 ET

Will I-90 tolls shuffle the region's commute - or are we just bluffing?

If Interstate 90 tolls over Lake Washington become a reality, the latest results from the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll suggest that about two out...

Feb 19, 2014, 13:14 ET

Northwest drivers admit to cheating state texting laws

It's both dangerous and illegal, but drivers still knowingly do it when they're behind the wheel: texting and phoning while driving. And the latest...

Jan 24, 2014, 13:13 ET

Sign PEMCO's 100-foot "12th Fan" banner that will fly above the Championship Game in New Jersey

PEMCO Insurance is celebrating the Seahawks' incredible journey to the NFL Championship Game by commissioning a massive 100-foot by 40-foot banner...

Jan 23, 2014, 12:38 ET

Are Northwest drivers as courteous as they think they are?

Around here, the notion of "Northwest Nice" – our region's shared practice of being polite, if not a tad passive – encompasses an...

Dec 11, 2013, 12:36 ET

Northwest drivers still claim to drive safely, comfortably in snow

 Are you better at navigating slick, snowy roads than your fellow drivers? The latest poll from PEMCO Insurance affirms an emerging trend:...

Nov 13, 2013, 13:11 ET

Washington residents deck the halls with energy efficiency

With the holiday season just around the corner, neighborhoods across the Northwest will glow with strings of lights. But whether residents choose...

Sep 23, 2013, 14:32 ET

Update: Doggone - PEMCO Poll shows the Northwest has short leash for therapy dogs

 While most Northwest residents share an affinity for four-legged friends, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals some sharp difference...

Aug 22, 2013, 12:17 ET

Though affordable, first cars often lack important safety features for new drivers

 Getting behind the wheel of your first car is a memorable event, especially for younger people. Yet inexperience brings higher risk, so new...

Jul 23, 2013, 13:50 ET

Despite ubiquity of mobile phones, most Northwest residents keep landlines for emergencies

 In an age when virtually everyone from teens to those in their twilight years uses cell phones, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance shows...

Jun 27, 2013, 12:44 ET

Fourth of July safety: PEMCO's poll finds most families celebrate with fireworks, but not all know the limits

For many Northwest families, Fourth of July wouldn't be the same without fireworks. According to the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance, nearly...

Jun 25, 2013, 16:31 ET

PEMCO ranks highest for customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2013 Auto Insurance Study

PEMCO Insurance, known for being "a little different" and serving the Northwest exclusively, has been recognized for ranking the highest in...

May 29, 2013, 14:50 ET

PEMCO Poll: Of drivers who hit parked cars, nearly half don't always leave notes

 If your parked car gets dinged by another motorist in Portland, and you're not there to witness it, there's just a 50/50 chance that the...

Apr 18, 2013, 12:53 ET

Northwest drivers avoid excuses, and tickets, during traffic stops

Drivers in the Northwest are notorious for being overly polite – just observe any 4-way stop across the region to witness the "no, you go"...

Mar 21, 2013, 13:24 ET

PEMCO Insurance suggests simple - but often overlooked - child safety tips

While the vast majority of Northwest parents take common-sense steps to childproof their homes by covering electrical outlets and keeping harmful...

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