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June 25, 2020 Edition

Headlines


 
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is calling on the insurance industry to end its use of credit scoring in auto, property, renters and life insurance, citing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and calls to end institutional racial discrimination.
 
 
Homes and businesses in some places, such as mid-slope areas or urban canyons, are at potentially high risk for wildfire damage.
 
 

Business


 
But improvement isn’t coming soon, said a managing director at Fitch, summarizing some industry-wide and by-line results for the full-year 2019 based on statutory financial results.
 
 
A U.S. senator said he was hoping for bipartisan support in Congress for mandatory rules on masks for air travel after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration again resisted calls for a mandate.
 
 
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation extended its emergency orders for property-and-casualty, long-term care and life and disability insurance.
 

Education


Keep your home or business safe with these tips for maintaining your fire extinguisher. Learn what to do, when to do it and when to consult a professional.
A first-of-its-kind study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows that modern building codes are averting $1 billion a year in structural damage in California and Florida, the nation's most disaster-prone states.
Across the country, universities have begun the process of getting ready to play through a public health crisis. As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Environment


 
The Inland Northwest could be in for a highly active fire season this summer, despite several weeks of relatively cool, wet weather.
 
 
Experts fear that aging U.S. dams may not be able to handle the extreme weather events associated with climate change and flooding could become more common.
 
 
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been busy to start. Here are six notable things we've seen.
 

Technology


 
Hurricane forecast models got an upgrade this year, thanks to new satellite data. For the first time, GOES-16 (GOES-East) and GOES-17 (GOES-West) data are being fed into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's computer model used to forecast the track and intensity of tropical cyclones.
 

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