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18 Apr, 2017, 12:31 ET Out with the old: Northwest residents skip spring cleaning, garage sales in favor of donating used stuff year-round

While spring is often thought to mark a traditional time for household cleaning and purging unwanted items, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance finds...


15 Mar, 2017, 12:44 ET Northwest residents admit to falling behind on spring maintenance

Though many Northwest residents recently remembered to spring their clocks forward an hour, a majority likely forgot to change their smoke detector...


22 Feb, 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...


18 Jan, 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...


14 Dec, 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....


15 Nov, 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...


12 Oct, 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...


14 Sep, 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...


03 Aug, 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...


13 Jul, 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...


21 Jun, 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....


15 Jun, 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...


18 May, 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...


27 Apr, 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...


27 Jan, 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...


09 Dec, 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...


10 Nov, 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...


21 Oct, 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...


22 Jan, 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...


21 Jan, 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...


05 Jan, 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...


10 Dec, 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...


19 Nov, 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...


15 Oct, 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...


17 Sep, 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...