December 2016 Perspective newsletter
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December 2016

Stop porch pirates from stealing your holiday gifts

You've seen them caught on camera – brazen thieves who follow delivery trucks only to scoop packages off the porch before homeowners even realize they've arrived. With nearly half of all holiday p...

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La Niña or not, time to prep your home for windstorms

She's a tough one to figure out, that La Niña. The climate phenomenon that historically brings wetter- and cooler-than-normal winter conditions to the Northwest was initially forecast early this yea...

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Road Rules 101: What that ‘Road Closed’ sign really means

The ol' Double Doppler's working overtime – a Pineapple Express has pushed its way in off the Pacific – and those buckets of rain have left your usual commute route more than a little soggy. You come ...

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Rental car insurance – is it worth it?

The answer is ... it depends. Your PEMCO policy covers cars you rent in the United States and Canada the same as your own car. However, before you turn down the extra coverage: Confirm that your P...

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Night-driving hacks for Baby Boomers

In less than three weeks, we'll mark the shortest day of the year (hello, winter solstice, with your 8 hours, 25 minutes of daylight!). Sure, it's a great reason to stay indoors and wrap holiday prese...

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Reader Question: Do on-campus burglaries spike when students head home for the holidays?

We shared your question with experts in our Claims Department and, happily, they report they don't see a noticeable spike in on-campus crime around the holidays. However between studying for finals an...

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Three cheap ways to stop rats from nesting in stored vehicles

Everyone loves to cozy up during cold weather – including rats and mice. For them, your stored vehicle makes a great haven to nest and, unfortunately, chew. That can mean major wiring damage within ho...

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Fence-smashing trees don’t make good neighbors

Unconvinced that "good fences make good neighbors," Robert Frost probably wouldn't care if the neighbor's tree smashed his. Not so for the rest of us. A recent PEMCO Poll shows that Northwesterners are...

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