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05.22.2015
3:59pm
Arizona Wildfire Season Delayed by Cool, Wet Weather
p An unusually cool and wet May is delaying the start of the wildfire season around northern Arizona. Weather conditions at this time last year were hot and windy, frustrating firefighters battling what became a 33-square-mile blaze in Oak Creek Canyon, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/22/369146.htm" Arizona Wildfire Season Delayed by Cool, Wet Weather /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.22.2015
3:57pm
Dry Conditions Have Alaska Wildfire Responders Keeping Eye Out
p Interior Alaska and other parts of the state are experiencing conditions ripe for forest fires and natural resources officials are urging caution in outdoor activities heading into Memorial Day Weekend. Information officer Tim Mowry of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/22/369143.htm" Dry Conditions Have Alaska Wildfire Responders Keeping Eye Out /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.22.2015
3:50pm
Swarm of Small Quakes Shake Southern California Desert
p A swarm of small earthquakes have struck a sparsely populated area of the Southern California desert, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries. The first, a magnitude-4.0 quake, struck at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the edge of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/22/369137.htm" Swarm of Small Quakes Shake Southern California Desert /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
4:45pm
American Family Launches Coverage for Ridesharing Drivers in Colorado
p American Family Insurance has introduced a new transportation network company insurance coverage in the state of Colorado, designed to meet the needs of customers who are independent contractors for transportation network companies such as Uber or Lyft. These ridesharing services, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/369026.htm" American Family Launches Coverage for Ridesharing Drivers in Colorado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
3:44pm
Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism
p A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/369005.htm" Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
3:37pm
Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Sued by Reno Contractor For 6M
p SMC Construction of Reno, Nev. is suing the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe for failing to pay more than 6 million for work to finish the property before its Jan. 28 grand opening. The Reno … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/369003.htm" Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Sued by Reno Contractor For 6M /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
3:35pm
Steve Wynn s Assault on Nevada Free-Speech Raises Yelp s Ire
p Steve Wynn s push for a stronger hand when suing people who badmouth him is being viewed by some, including Yelp Inc., as stacking the deck against free speech. The social media site called on its subscribers to stop the billionaire … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/368997.htm" Steve Wynn s Assault on Nevada Free-Speech Raises Yelp s Ire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
3:24pm
EPIC in California Names Lamison Director of Benefits Technology
p San Francisco, Calif.-based Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Myesha Lamison director of benefits technology as a part of EPIC’s employer services platform team. Lamison will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco office and report to John Gaffney, operations director … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/368991.htm" EPIC in California Names Lamison Director of Benefits Technology /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.21.2015
10:22am
Cleanup Continues for Oil Pipeline Spill Along Southern California Coast
p California Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency in Santa Barbara County after a Plains All American Pipeline LP oil conduit leaked as much as 2,500 barrels of crude along the state s southern coastline. About 500 barrels of crude entered the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/368951.htm" Cleanup Continues for Oil Pipeline Spill Along Southern California Coast /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
10:10pm
Cal/OSHA Finds Employer at Fault in Window Washer s 11-Story Fall
p Cal/OSHA has cited Century Window Cleaning for five safety hazards following an investigation into a window washer s 11-story fall from the roof of a San Francisco building last year. Two of the five hazards cited were for serious violations, including … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368896.htm" Cal/OSHA Finds Employer at Fault in Window Washer s 11-Story Fall /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
4:22pm
Montana Bank and Insurer Sue Over Who Pays 24.5M Verdict
p First Interstate Bank and its insurer are suing each other over who gets to pay a defunct Missoula, Mont. logging company its 24.5 million verdict upheld by a state judge in April. The Missoulian reported Kelly Logging Inc. went out … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368845.htm" Montana Bank and Insurer Sue Over Who Pays 24.5M Verdict /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
4:19pm
Northern California Children s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit
p A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home in Northern California dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368843.htm" Northern California Children’s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
4:17pm
Beer Bikes Bill Advances in California Legislature
p California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow so-called beer bikes to operate on streets, but leaves cities to decide if alcohol is allowed on board. The Senate this week unanimously passed the bill by Sen. Richard Pan, a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368841.htm" Beer Bikes Bill Advances in California Legislature /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
4:14pm
Minor Quake Felt In Alaska Communities, No Reported Damage
p A light earthquake was felt across a large part of southcentral Alaska on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the magnitude 4.3 quake was recorded at 7:49 a.m. in the Cook … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368839.htm" Minor Quake Felt In Alaska Communities, No Reported Damage /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.20.2015
4:12pm
USI Acquires Personal Risk Business from BBVA Compass in Arizona
p USI Insurance Services has acquired the personal risk services business of BBVA Compass Insurance Agency Inc. The accounts, homeowner, automobile, umbrella and other recreational policies, will be combined into the USI Phoenix, Ariz. operations. USI offers insurance brokerage and consulting … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368837.htm" USI Acquires Personal Risk Business from BBVA Compass in Arizona /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.19.2015
3:42pm
Montana University Professor s Discrimination Case to Go to Hearing
p A state Human Rights Bureau investigator concluded there was reasonable cause to believe Montana State University discriminated against a professor who sought a reduced workload last fall while he was recovering from Bell’s palsy. Exercise physiology professor Dan Heil said … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/19/368676.htm" Montana University Professor s Discrimination Case to Go to Hearing /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.19.2015
3:39pm
Washington City to Get Tsunami Warning System
p Birch Bay, Wash. will soon be equipped with a tsunami warning system. The Bellingham Herald reported that the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is working with the state to set up an emergency warning system for Birch Bay that would provide … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/19/368674.htm" Washington City to Get Tsunami Warning System /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.19.2015
3:37pm
Emergency Loans for Drought Available for Small Businesses in Idaho
p Small businesses in a handful of counties in southern Idaho are now eligible to apply for low interest federal loans to help offset the costs of prolonged drought. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced last week that nonfarm businesses may qualify … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/19/368672.htm" Emergency Loans for Drought Available for Small Businesses in Idaho /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.19.2015
3:33pm
California Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Car Ablaze to Cash in on Insurance
p Richard Peters, 36, of Lakeside, Calif., pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud after being arrested last week by the San Diego Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force on suspicion that he set fire to his vehicle in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/19/368670.htm" California Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Car Ablaze to Cash in on Insurance /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.18.2015
4:07pm
2011 Idaho Lab Radiation Accident Prompts New Lawsuit
p A new federal lawsuit has been filed involving a 2011 accident at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility that exposed 16 workers to plutonium. The lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Ralph Stanton. It follows up on a 2013 whistleblower … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/18/368558.htm" 2011 Idaho Lab Radiation Accident Prompts New Lawsuit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.18.2015
4:05pm
Wyoming Tornado Reported by National Weather Service
p A tornado touched down south of Torrington, Wyo. on Friday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Chad Hahn is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. He says the tornado touched down near Yoder just before 4 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/18/368555.htm" Wyoming Tornado Reported by National Weather Service /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.18.2015
4:02pm
Quakes From Hawaiian Volcano May Signal New Eruption
p A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world’s most active volcanos. A lake of lava near the summit of Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/18/368548.htm" Quakes From Hawaiian Volcano May Signal New Eruption /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.18.2015
3:39pm
EPIC Acquires Executive Financial in Southern California
p Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has acquired Los Angeles, Calif.-based Executive Financial Inc. Executive Financial is an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life and disability insurance strategies. San Francisco-based EPIC s offerings include commercial property/casualty, employee benefits, specialty program … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/18/368539.htm" EPIC Acquires Executive Financial in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.18.2015
3:30pm
Southern California Insurance Scammers Busted For Felony Fraud
p Anthony Riste, 45, and Brandy Riste, 22, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud after they allegedly conspired with Bobby Vlado, 40, to defraud Alliance United Insurance Co. out of nearly 18,000. Investigators … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/18/368530.htm" Southern California Insurance Scammers Busted For Felony Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.15.2015
4:01pm
Arizona Court Rules School District Has Immunity From Negligence Suit
p An Arizona appellate court has ruled that Tucson Unified School District has legal immunity from a lawsuit accusing it of negligently hiring a teaching assistant later convicted of attempting to secretly record a special-needs student. The Court of Appeals ruled that the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368359.htm" Arizona Court Rules School District Has Immunity From Negligence Suit /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.15.2015
3:58pm
1.4M Awarded in Death of Man at Utah Care Facility
p A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay 1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. The Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368357.htm" 1.4M Awarded in Death of Man at Utah Care Facility /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.15.2015
3:54pm
Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet
p Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek 4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368350.htm" Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.15.2015
3:47pm
Students in Deadly California Bus Crash Not Given Safety Instructions
p The high school students who struggled to escape from a burning tour bus after a collision with a tractor-trailer in California last year that killed 10 never received the required safety instructions from the driver before the crash, according to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368347.htm" Students in Deadly California Bus Crash Not Given Safety Instructions /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.14.2015
3:51pm
Main Street America Names Juelfs Western Region Sales Director
p The Main Street America Group has named Stacy Juelfs sales director for its Western region. Prior to joining Main Street America in 2013 as a business management executive for the Montana and Western South Dakota territories, Juelfs held sales and … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/14/368200.htm" Main Street America Names Juelfs Western Region Sales Director /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
05.14.2015
3:41pm
Utah Jury Awards 1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility
p A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay 1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, died … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/14/368197.htm" Utah Jury Awards 1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p