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You read them, we ranked them! Our Top 10 blog posts of 2016

Tuesday, January 3, 2017by  Sharlyn Petit

Dear 2016:person making heart shape with fingers

Great knowing you, but we think it’s time to part ways and make room for the rumored clean slate our new friend 2017 offers.

Before we do, let’s look back on our Top 10 blog posts of 2016.

One Blazer superfan, our downright terrible Seattle commute, and prepping for the storm that never was all made our list. Do you remember reading any of these stories?

#10 ‘Ramps to nowhere’ once had a destination: City planners of the 1950s had a grand design in mind for a set of ramps constructed on the edge of the Washington Park Arboretum. (Posted Jan. 22, 2016)

#9 ‘25 greatest Northwest songs’ misses some gems: Taste in music aside, what’s your assessment of KEXP and KING 5’s list of the Greatest Songs of the Northwest? (Posted March 4, 2016)

#8 KING-TV retirements stir the sands of time: Four longtime fixtures at KING-5 News retiring this year reminds us of the saying, “Don’t regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” (Posted April 28, 2016)

#7 Here’s what to do before and after the big storm: In October we prepped, checked, and hunkered down. Luckily, the storm forecast was just a few minutes of wind howling. The even better news? Safety tips never expire – check out our recommended steps to take before, during, and after the next storm. (Posted Oct. 13, 2016)  

#6 Who maintains the fence, you or your neighbor?: It turns out, many of us have been in the it’s-not-my-fence-it’s-yours predicament. For a shared fence, who has to step up and take responsibility? (Posted July 26, 2016)

person breaking into home

#5 Burglars divulge types of homes they'd target, avoid: Imprisoned burglars shared their secrets of the trade with KGW News in Portland, and we rounded up eight steps to deter porch pirates, opportunists, and the pros. (Posted Nov. 2, 2016)

#4 Let PEMCO pay your tolls for a year!: And yes, we really did. To celebrate the opening of the new, safer SR 520 floating bridge this past April, we held a contest to give five lucky winners $2,500 cash each – the equivalent of FREE 520 bridge-crossing tolls for a year! (Posted March 31, 2016)

Rip City Super Fan and family

#3 ‘SuperFan’ wears Blazers pride on his clothes, ankle: A closet full of fan gear is one thing, but getting a Rip City tattoo is dedication. We love the story of our #RipCitySuperFan contest winner Will Granville and his uber-passion for Blazers basketball. (Posted March 27, 2016)

#2 Does my policy cover towing or roadside assistance?: This question definitely earns the “F” in FAQ – our customers ask, search for, and call us for the answer all the time. Our customer service expert Jaime gave us the rundown in one of his installments of his popular Q&A series. (Posted Feb. 17, 2016)

Seattle at night

#1 Seattle commute now 2nd worst in U.S.: Try to find one Seattleite who hasn’t felt the pain of a weekday evening, drippy, dark I-5 commute this past year. The Seattle area ranks second-worst nationally for evening commutes, and we all can’t stop complaining about it. (Posted March 23, 2016)

From all of us at PEMCO, we hope you had an amazing 2016!

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