Settlement reached on improper decommission of wells in Aberdeen

Contractor Kiewit General, a joint venture of contractors on the floating bridge pontoon building project in Aberdeen, has paid $60,000 to the state Department of Ecology and agreed to develop internal training materials as part of an agreement to settle an earlier environmental penalty.

Washington voters get minimum wage initiative

An initiative which gives voters the chance to raise the minimum wage in Washington to $13.50 by 2020 and require most companies to offer some sick leave will be on the November ballot.