Effective – mandatory motorcycle insurance law

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The Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner put out the following release in regards to motorcycle insurance, making it mandatory for motorcycles to carry liability insurance and show proof.  If you have any questions about your insurance, please give us a call – 360-293-5158. Important information about motorcycles Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State […]

Wildfire Season and Your Home

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Governor Inslee recently sent out a press release stating he was expanding the drought emergency for nearly half of the State of Washington, including our region. The release stated the projected water supply conditions are below 75% of average. The last drought emergency was in 2015. The following 24 watersheds are now added to the […]

Umbrella Coverage because you do need it

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We are bombarded with messages or ads about Umbrella Coverages. Everyone should have an Umbrella Coverage because you do need it in today’s litigious society. But do we really need it? The answer might surprise you. Most of us have a basic understanding of what an Umbrella Policy is and most of us might think we […]

Feeling the Chill

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Winter is usually mild for us in the Skagit Valley and Anacortes. We watch from a distance as white covers the hills and the mountains, our temperature ranging in the 40’s. But, occasionally, a little winter cold will come down from the Frazier river, plunging the temperature into the 30’s or below, bringing biting cold […]

How to stay safe this Holiday Season

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It’s cold outside. Tis the season for temperatures to drop and for the space heaters to warm our toes. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that more than 20,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of room (space) heaters.” Our friends at Travelers has some advice on how to be safe […]

Today’s consumers are losing touch, the human touch.

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You can buy just about anything online today. It is convenient, usually costs less, and sometimes, but not always, painless. One thing you cannot buy online is the personal touch (customer service) based on a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and the customer. Sure you can ‘call’ some online businesses and actually ‘talk’ to […]

Experiencing Summer in Anacortes

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We are finally experiencing summer in the Pacific Northwest and Anacortes. Summer temperatures have finally hit the summer heatwave, though we are still cooler than others in the U.S. Summer means vacations, picnics, visit to the beach, playing on the water, BBQing on the deck, and just chilling. Here are some reminders for keeping it safe […]

Maneuvering through a Roundabout

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It seems that roundabouts are all the rage, even here in Anacortes and Skagit County. The state recently completed a two-lane roundabout on Highway 20 at Sharpes Corner. They also installed one at Gibraltar Road on Highway 20. Add this to the roundabout at Commercial Ave, just as you turn into Anacortes. In town, the city […]

Distracted Driving – It’s Not Just a Law

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Distracted Driving–you hear this term all the time. You see it on the roads. And Washington State passed a law against it. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving, according to Travelers Insurance. In this article Travelers talks about it being dangerous and yet still […]