August 2016 Perspective newsletter
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August 2016

Are you using your high beams enough?

"Four-Way Stop, You Go. No, You Go Guy," meet your overly polite kindred spirit, "Bashful High Beamer." Turns out, drivers use their high beams less than half as often as t...

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Road Rules 101: When to pass a school bus (and when to stay put)

With school buses set to roll out across the Northwest in just a few weeks, now's a great time to brush up on your school bus road rules. Ready? You're driving on a three-lane road (one lane...

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Drive the conversation with your teen

If your teen (or a teen you love) is making the transition from passenger to driver, let PEMCO help! Our new "Drive the conversation" website offers real advice from parents a...

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Hit the trail with our favorite Northwest hikes (plus safety tips)

Snow-free trails, balmy temperatures, and plenty of clear skies make August prime hiking season in the Northwest. We asked PEMCO employees to share their top GORE-TEX® and granola getaways – an...

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The hidden insurance benefits of downsizing

When you think "downsizing," the joys of spending weekends free from weeding, mowing, raking, and gutter-cleaning probably come to mind. But giving up that big yard in the suburbs for a ...

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Could your tap water contain lead? Here’s how to find out

Ever since news broke of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., Northwesterners, like people all over the United States, have wondered, "Does my water have lead in it, too?"​...

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Don’t let down your wildfire guard yet

Twenty minutes earlier, this crumbling, charred mess was a backyard garden shed! PEMCO and firefighters from Washington's Kittitas County Fire District No. 7 teamed in a controlled burn to show jus...

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It pays to think local when choosing your insurance company

Picture this: You're at the grocery store, standing in front of the pyramids of apples. You can pick a grown-in-the-Northwest variety from local farmers or one shipped across the country from...

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