Category: Stinky’s News Corner


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    “Give Back” Referral Rewards January 2024

    We want to thank the following people for referring to us during December: Scott Bergstrom Corbin Hartle Carmen Ic Itza Mayya Rebrik Karla Shropshire Dan Varelia X 2 David Varelia Reyn Weiss Nina Wu Piotr Zabawa Laura Zingale     Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. The total we donated to […]

    January 25, 2024

  • What Is a Hard Insurance Market? What Does It Mean for You?

    Why does your rate go up even if you haven’t filed a claim? Insurance is a system where individuals pay premiums into a pool of funds that is used to pay for claims when they arise. However, when there are too many claims and the pool of funds is depleted, insurance rates increase for everyone not only the people that have had the claims.

    We get it. It stinks to pay money for something you hope to never have to use.

    However, despite how much we dislike paying for it, insurance remains a crucial aspect of our lives because it protects us financially against catastrophic losses.

    December 15, 2023

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    “Give Back” Referral Rewards September 2023

    We want to thank the following people for referring to us during August: Nancy Amien Kathy Carmichael Mike Girias Joe Ie Kay Kai Yvonne Lopez Rajesh Oad Sally Peterson Katherine Shangula Dan Varelia Leslie Ytsma   Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each referral in August […]

    September 14, 2023

  • Give back LOGO to represent our efforts to support local charities.

    “Give Back” Referral Rewards June 2023

    We want to thank the following people for referring to us during May: Gail Hackman Marty Hokanson Linda Mock Khalid Narf Dan Varelia David Varelia Matt Varelia x2 Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each referral in May totaling $180 was made to the Seattle Children’s Hospital […]

    June 22, 2023

  • Renton River Days, 2023

    July 21st – 23rd, 2023 Renton River Days is an annual community family festival held the fourth weekend of July with three days of family-oriented events and activities. Originating in 1986, this celebration unites residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound Region tourists together for a wonderful variety of events, activities, arts & crafts, recreation, stage […]

    June 14, 2023

  • Give back LOGO to represent our efforts to support local charities.

    “Give Back” Referral Rewards May 2023

    We want to thank the following people for referring to us during April: Thomas Bryant Ammon Gitao Linda Mock Quynhvi Nguyen Sandra Robb Cristina Ticeson Dan Varelia (Twice) Abu Zaman   Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each referral in April totaling $180 was made to The […]

    May 12, 2023

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    Stinky’s Riddle’s May 2023

    Are you smarter than Stinky? I love to dance and twist and prance, I shake my tail, and as away I sail, wingless I fly into the sky. What am I? Email your answers to Stinky by  June 9th and if you are correct you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks […]

    May 12, 2023

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    Earth Day 2023

    April 22, is the 52nd annual Earth Day.  The first Earth Day was in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean Air Act that year). You know the message. Many of us grew up hearing it over and over: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  So we may regularly clean and dispose of all […]

    April 20, 2023

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    Stinky’s Riddle January 2023

    Are you smarter than Stinky? A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family? Email your answers to Stinky by  February 10th and if you are correct you will be entered in a drawing for […]

    January 16, 2023

  • Washington State Insurance Credit Ban News

    The latest development and news is that on July 29, 2022, Thurston Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas ruled that the Office of the Insurance Commissioner lacked the statutory authority to unilaterally ban the use of credit information for rating and underwriting. This means that currently insurance companies are allowed to use credit information when deciding whether or not to offer someone insurance and to calculate how much to charge them.

    August 18, 2022