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2014-10-15 12:38:22

SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In this increasingly digital world, many Northwest residents worry about the threat of online identity theft, but according to the latest poll results from PEMCO Insurance, about three-quarters say they continue to bank online anyway. And while the poll shows that fewer are concerned with old-fashioned crooks like mail thieves and trash scavengers, experts warn they remain dangerous. According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, a majority of...

2014-09-17 12:27:58

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As teens head back to school, PEMCO Insurance is out with new poll results that show three-quarters of Northwest residents think that high school students get too little sleep during the school year. However, most agree that high school classes generally start at "about the right time." According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, a majority of respondents (74 percent) think that high school students in Washington and Oregon aren't...

2014-07-15 12:23:40

SEATTLE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest locals know that summer officially arrives July 5, following an often overcast Fourth of July, but weather rarely keeps us from enjoying the festivities. Yet it may surprise locals that, according to the latest PEMCO Insurance poll, the Northwest's fickle weather might keep outdoor enthusiasts from playing outside more often than we think. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll found that, true to our regional stereotype, nearly two-thirds...

2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...

2014-04-16 12:22:14

SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll results from PEMCO Insurance, underage drinking. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll found that more than one-third (37 percent) of Washington and Portland, Ore., residents who attended a prom in years past admit to drinking or partying that night. A vast majority--nearly four out of five...

2014-03-20 12:22:07

SEATTLE, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If Interstate 90 tolls over Lake Washington become a reality, the latest results from the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll suggest that about two out of three drivers will change their commuting habits to avoid paying the fee. But if polling trends are any indication, recent data comparing pre-toll predictions and post-toll behavior on the neighboring Highway 520 may prove that Northwest drivers are more talk than action. In its most recent...

2014-02-19 12:22:14

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's both dangerous and illegal, but drivers still knowingly do it when they're behind the wheel: texting and phoning while driving. And the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance shows just how far some are willing to go to keep doing it without getting caught. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll shows that despite a general understanding of the laws, drivers - especially younger drivers - still break them. In Washington and the Portland, Ore., metro...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin