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Feb 22, 2017, 13:12 ET Fire Safety 101: Poll finds not all residents keep fire extinguishers at home

Americans reported a home fire every 86 seconds in 2015, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But despite the clear safety risks...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:25 ET Need for speed? Northwest drivers put the pedal to the metal

The latest poll from PEMCO Insurance finds a significant increase in speeders among Washington and Oregon drivers, up almost 15 percent from six...


Dec 14, 2016, 12:53 ET Northwest residents fret about identity theft, but many are slow to reduce risks

As consumers get ready to shop 'til they drop this holiday season, many worry about protecting their identity from fraud, both online and offline....


Nov 15, 2016, 12:19 ET PEMCO Poll: Playing both sides of the fence: Despite claiming ownership, Northwest homeowners dodge responsibility for fixing damaged fences

Do you know who owns the fence separating your property from your neighbor's? While many Northwest residents believe they do, a new poll from PEMCO...


Oct 12, 2016, 12:19 ET PEMCO Poll: Northwest residents aren't ready for driverless cars

Though flying cars might still be a distant figment of the future, a majority of Northwest residents believe that self-driving automobiles will...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:39 ET Most Northwest residents believe the big one is coming, but many aren't ready

 A majority of Northwest residents believe a major earthquake will rattle the region during their lifetime, but many admit they haven't taken...


Aug 03, 2016, 12:11 ET Most Northwest residents say they're decent swimmers, but many don't take enough steps to be safe around water

 Summertime in the Northwest offers many opportunities to relax on the water, and while the vast majority of Washington and Oregon residents...


Jul 13, 2016, 12:53 ET Hot dog! Northwest residents more likely to help canines in distress than fellow drivers

 During these dog days of summer, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that Northwest residents are more likely to help a canine cooped up...


Jun 21, 2016, 15:16 ET Four-peat! PEMCO Insurance ranks "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Auto Insurers in the Northwest Region," by J.D. Power for the fourth straight year

 PEMCO Insurance is proud to announce it has once again earned the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the Northwest Region from J.D....


Jun 15, 2016, 13:16 ET Northwest Drivers: Illegal talking and texting isn't "too dangerous"

 Despite overwhelming evidence proving the perils of distracted driving, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that nearly half of...


May 18, 2016, 14:24 ET Residents in Oregon admit they're not ready for wildfire season

 While spring is in full swing, the Northwest is already preparing for summer wildfire season – particularly following the unprecedented...


Apr 27, 2016, 12:54 ET As traffic heats up, are Northwest drivers cooling down?

 Even as traffic in the Northwest heats up, drivers may be cooling down. That's the upshot of the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance, which...


Jan 27, 2016, 12:29 ET Full-service gas laws fuel debate among Oregon drivers

 Oregon's decades-long tradition of mandating full service at gas stations across the state may be facing increasing opposition, according to...


Dec 09, 2015, 12:21 ET In snow and ice, Northwest drivers feel pressured to commute to work

As winter approaches, bringing the possibility of snow for cities across the Northwest, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that Washington and...


Nov 10, 2015, 13:02 ET PEMCO Poll: Northwesterners fly the flag, but only sometimes

 With Veteran's Day here, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance suggests that Northwesterners aren't likely to show their patriotic pride by...


Oct 21, 2015, 12:59 ET Though times change, Halloween still captivates

 With October 31 right around the corner, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that two out of three residents in the Northwest believe...


Jan 22, 2015, 13:11 ET Put your mark on PEMCO's '12s Fly' banner that will soar above the big game in Arizona

What: PEMCO Insurance is celebrating the Seahawks' incredible "re-Pete" journey to the NFL Championship Game by commissioning another...


Jan 21, 2015, 13:31 ET Northwest men lead ladies on DIY car maintenance

 If you're a Northwest driver, chances are you've experienced a dead battery, flat tire or low oil in your automobile. But do you know how to...


Jan 05, 2015, 20:05 ET Technology frees PEMCO to seek newer, smaller headquarters

 PEMCO Insurance, the Northwest's largest locally based insurer, foresees a bright future in a new South Lake Union headquarters it expects to...


Dec 10, 2014, 12:32 ET Poor winter preparedness may leave some Northwest drivers out in the cold

Are you winter-ready? According to the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance, many Northwest drivers take the basic precautions to stay safe and warm in...


Nov 19, 2014, 13:04 ET For Northwest drivers, safety given by studded tires takes a backseat to preserving roadways

 Despite the likelihood of icy Northwest streets and poor driving conditions this winter, two-thirds of Northwest residents say they'll skip...


Oct 15, 2014, 13:18 ET Northwest residents fear online crime but dismiss dumpster diving and mail theft

 In this increasingly digital world, many Northwest residents worry about the threat of online identity theft, but according to the latest poll...


Sep 17, 2014, 12:52 ET Back to sleep: Most Northwest residents think teens don't catch enough Zzzs, but agree with high school start times

 As teens head back to school, PEMCO Insurance is out with new poll results that show three-quarters of Northwest residents think that high...


Aug 20, 2014, 13:00 ET Re-routing: Northwest drivers think navigating is less distracting than talking, texting

Whether you're directionally challenged or a navigational pro, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that most Northwest drivers find a GPS...


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...