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07.30.2014
4:15pm
No Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon, Says Group
p A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/30/336174.htm" No Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon, Says Group /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.30.2014
4:12pm
Drone Nearly Blocks Firefighting Planes in California
p A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/30/336172.htm" Drone Nearly Blocks Firefighting Planes in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.30.2014
2:48pm
Loar Gets IIABCal s Ramsden-Sullivan Memorial Award
p IIABCal Past President Stan Loar received the association’s Ramsden-Sullivan Memorial Award last week. The award is the highest IIABCal gives, and a recipient is said to exemplify the highest caliber of service to the independent agency system, the insurance industry … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/30/336066.htm" Loar Gets IIABCal s Ramsden-Sullivan Memorial Award /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.30.2014
1:17pm
Climate Change Debate in Denver Pits Coal Miners vs. Skiers
p Coal miners took on skiers, and environmentalists dueled with business groups as the public debated sweeping rules from the Obama administration to combat global warming in a nationwide series of hearings yesterday. At the one in Denver, the ski industry … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/30/336132.htm" Climate Change Debate in Denver Pits Coal Miners vs. Skiers /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.29.2014
4:38pm
Cost Of Fighting Washington Wildfires So Far: 50 Million
p The cost of fighting this season’s wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state’s history, has crossed the 50 million mark. Bolstered by the nearly 400-square-mile wildfire in north-central Washington, this year’s wildfire season has been widespread, with … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/29/336056.htm" Cost Of Fighting Washington Wildfires So Far: 50 Million /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.29.2014
4:35pm
Boating, Rafting Operators at Tahoe Put out by Drought
p After first putting a damper on skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the drought now is taking a toll on boating and rafting around Lake Tahoe. Larry Boerner, owner of the paddlewheeler Tahoe Gal, said he can offer sightseeing cruises … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/29/336054.htm" Boating, Rafting Operators at Tahoe Put out by Drought /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.29.2014
4:28pm
IFG Companies Names Doyle Managing Director in California
p IFG Cos. named Dennis P. Doyle as managing director in its property department. Doyle will be based in the Los Angeles, Calif. area and will participate in the opening of IFG’s new office in that region. He will help lead … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/29/336052.htm" IFG Companies Names Doyle Managing Director in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.28.2014
3:22pm
Washington Insurance Judge Untruthful In Case, Inspector Says
p An independent investigator says the state insurance office’s top administrative-law judge was misleading and untruthful when it came to a high-profile insurance case that ultimately led to her suspension in May. Patricia Petersen had alleged that the insurance commissioner Chief … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/28/335925.htm" Washington Insurance Judge Untruthful In Case, Inspector Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.28.2014
3:20pm
Parents Sue Alaska Heli-Ski Company After Son s Avalanche Death
p The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area. Nickolay Dobov of Truckee, California, died after the March … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/28/335923.htm" Parents Sue Alaska Heli-Ski Company After Son’s Avalanche Death /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.28.2014
3:17pm
California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes, Hundreds of Homes at Risk
p Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight. East … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/28/335921.htm" California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes, Hundreds of Homes at Risk /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.25.2014
4:40pm
Oregon Man s Sues Boy Scouts for 5.3 Million Over Molestation
p A Portland, Ore. man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks 5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the national office allowed the Portland … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/25/335831.htm" Oregon Man s Sues Boy Scouts for 5.3 Million Over Molestation /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.25.2014
4:37pm
Jury Awards Families 2.4M in Lawsuit Over Utah Couple s Kayaking Death
p A jury has faulted state and local agencies in the 2010 deaths of a Utah married couple kayaking in the Jordan River. Family members of Kelly Frye-Glasser and Joseph Glasser on Tuesday won their case arguing that officials were aware … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/25/335827.htm" Jury Awards Families 2.4M in Lawsuit Over Utah Couple’s Kayaking Death /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.25.2014
4:35pm
NRA Insurance Enables Oregon Shooting Ranges to Reopen
p Shooting ranges in White City, Ore. are reopening after the National Rifle Association agreed to provide insurance coverage. The 18 ranges were forced to close July 1 because their insurance carrier dropped coverage after a man filed a claim after … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/25/335824.htm" NRA Insurance Enables Oregon Shooting Ranges to Reopen /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.25.2014
4:32pm
Lane Splitting Guidelines Removed by California Highway Patrol
p The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that state officials were concerned the guidelines for so-called lane splitting … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/25/335822.htm" Lane Splitting Guidelines Removed by California Highway Patrol /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.24.2014
4:06pm
Washington Bank Sued by Women Claiming Sex Discrimination
p Two former employees of the Miles City branch of Stockman Bank in Montana have filed a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination by their supervisors. Cindy Conley of Miles City and Tracee Burchell of Castle Rock, Colorado, filed the federal case alleging they … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/24/335719.htm" Washington Bank Sued by Women Claiming Sex Discrimination /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.24.2014
4:02pm
Allstate Seeks Agents in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii
p Allstate Insurance Co. plans to add several local agency owners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii in 2014. Allstate s plan is to recruit 51 new exclusive agents, 13 financial specialists and the company expects agency owners will be looking to add 102 sales producers. “Allstate is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/24/335717.htm" Allstate Seeks Agents in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.24.2014
3:53pm
Millennium in New Mexico Merges With Leavitt Group Four Corners
p Farmington, N.M.-based Millennium Insurance Agency has merged with Leavitt Group Four Corners. In the combined operations, Millie Howle and Terry Hayes are partners along with the current co-owner, Ryan Woolverton. Leavitt Group Four Corners is part of the Leavitt Group, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/24/335715.htm" Millennium in New Mexico Merges With Leavitt Group Four Corners /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.23.2014
4:35pm
Workers Recover Personal Items From Washington Mudslide
p Workers sifting through debris at the Oso mudslide in Washington are finding about 50 personal items a day. The Daily Herald reported they include books, photos, guns, computers and cameras. Some of the items belonged to the 43 people who … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335608.htm" Workers Recover Personal Items From Washington Mudslide /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.23.2014
4:32pm
California Firm Issues Fruit Recall Nationwide
p A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335605.htm" California Firm Issues Fruit Recall Nationwide /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.23.2014
3:34pm
Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck Taps Castoria in California
p Louis Castoria has been named partner and director of the West Coast professional liability practice group at Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck. Castoria will work out of the San Francisco, Calif. office. His practice focuses on professional liability defense in the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/23/335577.htm" Kaufman Dolowoich & Voluck Taps Castoria in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
10:29pm
Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History
p People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather. But then again the system moving in may bring lighting, which … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/22/335506.htm" Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
4:27pm
Fired Oregon Police Chief Sues City Over Military Service
p The recently fired police chief of a central Oregon town says he was undone by an ambitious deputy who had eyes for his job and a city government that resented the leave he took for military service. Former Prineville Police … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/22/335484.htm" Fired Oregon Police Chief Sues City Over Military Service /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.22.2014
12:04am
Winds Setback Firefighters Battling Massive Washington Blaze
p Firefighters doing battle with the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington are having to to deal with wind-driven sparks that can travel as far as a half-a-mile, as one town small town was put on evacuation notice late Monday. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335372.htm" Winds Setback Firefighters Battling Massive Washington Blaze /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
8:32pm
Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze
p Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters Monday against a destructive wildfire that has burned hundreds of square miles in Washington State. The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, and the fire was … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335364.htm" Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:52pm
Vits Joins Burnham Benefits as Senior Account Executive in California
p Burnham Benefits Insurance Services named Helen Vits a senior account executive in its Irvine, Calif. office. Vits will consult with Burnham clients as they structure their employee benefit packages. Vits career in employee benefits began at Baker, Thomsen Associates, which … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335353.htm" Vits Joins Burnham Benefits as Senior Account Executive in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:39pm
Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver
p A 1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian. The settlement came in a civil lawsuit against Robert Wayne Yount, 83, and the civil case will be dismissed, The Garden … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335351.htm" Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:34pm
AP Finds That Wildfire Citations in California Applied Unevenly
p A review by The Associated Press of California government data has found a wide discrepancy in how state and local fire officials apply fines and citations for failing to clear vegetation in areas prone to wildland blazes. Property owners in southern … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335349.htm" AP Finds That Wildfire Citations in California Applied Unevenly /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.21.2014
4:32pm
EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services in California
p The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services have sold 100 percent of their shares to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center. Terms of the deal, which closed on July 17, were not disclosed. Jenkins has California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and offices in Reno, Nev. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335347.htm" EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.18.2014
4:34pm
Washington Sheriff s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud
p Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/18/335243.htm" Washington Sheriff s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
07.18.2014
4:23pm
Woodruff-Sawyer Names Delaney Vice President in Southern California
p Karen K. Delaney has been named vice president and Southern California employee benefits market leader at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Delaney will work with the firm s leadership and provide marketing solutions to clients. Delaney has nearly 20 years of experience on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/18/335234.htm" Woodruff-Sawyer Names Delaney Vice President in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p