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PEMCO Insurance
December 2017

Road Rules 101: Turning on a red arrow

We've received a flurry of requests seeking to clarify rules for when it's OK to turn on a red arrow. Thank you to policyholders for suggesting this topic...

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Unattended lights and candles, over-stoked fireplaces boost holiday fire danger

It's a heartbreaking statistic that mars one of the happiest times of year: Your odds of a house fire double on Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the U.S. Fire Administration...

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To honk or not to honk? For most in the Northwest, it's not even considered

We now may have proof of the overly polite Northwest driver stereotype. A recent PEMCO Poll revealed that three out of four Northwest drivers rarely or never honk their horns...

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Too tired to cook, but sick of takeout? Subscription meals may be the answer

​Sound familiar? It's 6 p.m. and you're just leaving work. The last thing you want to do is swing by the store, chop vegetables, and tend the stove for the next hour. So instead, you stop for takeout. Again...

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How far are you willing to ho-ho-hoof it for your holiday shopping?

​If you're heading to an urban center to do your holiday shopping, you may find the biggest crowds aren't in stores. They're cruising the streets for parking as the number of spaces shrinks and costs climb...

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Frozen car lock? There's a hack for that

For all those unsuspecting souls who moved to the Northwest during our spectacular summer, we have a secret. That stellar season's evil twin officially arrives in about three weeks. No guarantees, of course...

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