Join us for National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5

We'll be wearing red tomorrow -- will you?

In support of Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association, we’ve invited all of our employees to wear red on Friday, Feb. 5, for National Wear Red Day, a campaign to increase awareness of heart disease. 

Join in by wearing red on Friday -- our new ...
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Porch piracy jumps with online sales

A new term permeated our vernacular during the recent holiday season: “porch pirate.”
     That’s the name given to thieves who cruise neighborhoods on the lookout for packages left on doorsteps. When they see one, they pull over, casually retrieve it, load it inside their car and drive away.
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NW drought over, snowpack looking good

Northwest skiers and farmers are cheering this winter’s mountain snowpack, a welcome contrast to last year and a little different from what El Nino typically produces.
     Oregon’s Climate Change Institute says the state’s snowpack is at or above normal, the Salem Statesman Journal reported.
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3 quick winter driving tips for teens (and adults, too)

From one of our recent PEMCO Northwest Polls, we know that motorists are generally uneasy about driving in the snow. Only one-quarter (26%) of those polled say they’re very comfortable navigating in slippery conditions.

Where does that leave the rest of us? We’re likely uncomfortable or...

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Stargazers can enjoy rare show of five planets

Northwest stargazers will be treated to a rare sight for the next two weeks as five planets align and become visible to the naked eye.
     And you don’t need to get up all that early to see it – 6:30 a.m.
     During a 45-minute window, look to the south and you’ll see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,...

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NW drivers mixed on mandated full-service gas

All Northwest residents know that Washingtonians love to pump their own gas, and Oregonians love to have attendants pump it for them, right?
     No. It’s far less clear than I suspected.
     The latest PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll reveals that while 69% of Oregon drivers favor full-service gas,...

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Rebooted X-Files back, again filmed in B.C.

Millions of viewers tuned in to the reboot of The X-Files Sunday and Monday nights on FOX. Again, like its initial five seasons, X-Files is shot just north of us in and around Vancouver, B.C.
     The Vancouver Sun identified some filming locations, including a surprise. One of Sunday night’s scenes...

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Meet the sunken ghost town beneath an Oregon lake

When I’m searching my news feeds for fresh teen driver stories, I sometimes find a Northwest tale that 1) doesn’t involve teens, and 2) doesn’t involve driving.

That’s the joy of the Internet and its click-by-click rabbit hole of discovery. This time, it led me to a story about a tiny Oregon town,...

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Brash Johnson first U.S. man to strike alpine gold

Before Bode Miller, before Ted Ligety, before Tommy Moe, came the first American men’s champion in Olympics alpine skiing: Oregon’s Bill Johnson.
     The 1984 downhill gold-medal winner in Sarajevo died yesterday in Gresham, where he had been in assisted living for several years after a series of...

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‘Ramps to nowhere’ once had a destination

Construction continues full-tilt on the new SR 520 bridge. Westbound lanes will open to traffic April 11, state officials announced Jan. 12.
     Commuters crossing Lake Washington today can see concrete-crushing excavators gnawing away at the “ramps to nowhere.” Newcomers may wonder, why were those...

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