PEMCO Insurance experts talk about pedestrian safety

Walking or crossing the street is becoming more dangerous. Q13 talked to the experts at PEMCO Insurance about the increase of accidents involving pedestrians. “Since 2010 to 2015, pedestrian fatalities have increased by 25 percent,” said Kristine Zewe, the Underwriting Quality Analyst at PEMCO Insurance. “2016 saw another 9 percent increase and that number has been holding steady, but what that translates to is nearly 6,000 pedestrians are dying annually in the United States.” Researchers are not exactly sure why […]

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Meet Pearl! #WhyNotMePets

Pearl is a high-energy pit bull who has really come out of her shell. She is looking for a family who can give her plenty of exercise and keep her mind busy. “She knows her basic commands,” said Kate Cataldo, who is a shelter supervisor at Regional Animal Services of King County in Kent. “So she knows sit, down. When she’s a little more focused, she can stay and wait.” Q13 is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s […]

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Son of legendary coach following Puyallup football for nearly 80 years

PUYALLUP, Wash. — This time of year, it’s fair time in Puyallup. But it’s also football time. The community takes its high school football seriously. Puyallup Vikings fans have had plenty to cheer about over the years, and the championships to back it up. “We are a traditional storied program,” said Puyallup Head Coach Gary Jeffers. “People have high expectations for Puyallup.” Andrew Lawrence is a fan, and also has two boys in the school’s junior football program. “Puyallup has […]

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Western Rodeo Parade & Cattle Drive signals opening of state fair

The Western Rodeo Parade & Cattle Drive is the perfect way to kick off rodeo weekend at the Washington State Fair. The hour-long event is one community members can’t stand to miss. The streets of Meridian in downtown Puyallup quickly fill up. Despite the poo from the cattle and horses, kids can’t wait for the animals to come trotting down the street and the adults are just as excited. Clients at the local hair salon even step out, mid-color treatment, […]

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Schools welcoming students to campus have help for parents and families as move-in day approaches

SEATTLE — College campuses in our region are preparing for new students to arrive; some for the first time.  As you help your student get ready for this big change one expert says start with the school’s website for a move-in check-in list. And she has an extra tip if your student is moving far from home. “I would say check the weather report see what happens in your state. If it’s a light jacket, if it’s a heavy jacket, […]

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Running Start program helps Puyallup students get college credit early

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Running Start is a dual credit program in the state of Washington in which high school juniors and seniors earn college and high school credit at the same time. Students take college classes on campus just like any other college student, but these students are far from ordinary. “Every year we have these incoming sophomores and juniors that are preparing and making decisions for what they’re going to do their junior and senior year in high school,” […]

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Puyallup schools offer students career and technical skills training

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Every high school student in Washington has to fulfill CTE — career and technical — requirements to graduate and while most districts send their students offsite to various skill centers, Puyallup Public School District sets itself apart by keeping in their own schools. High school sure doesn’t look like it did 30, 20, even 10 years ago. “CTE is a great example of one of the programs that is just changing with the times. It’s always evolving,” […]

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