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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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