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PUD to consider lower than expected rate hike in August

A rate increase to be considered by the PUD commissioners at their August 10 meeting will be lower than initially expected. PUD management will be asking commissioners to approve a 2.5 percent rate increase instead of a 3 percent hike thanks to $2.6 million that was included in the 2015-17 Capital Budget approved by the Legislature.

No charges filed in 40 Et 8 fight

The prosecutor’s office has opted not to file charges against a 72-year-old Hoquiam man who struck a 71-year-old Aberdeen resident during a dispute at the 40 Et 8 club in March that ended with Aberdeen man dying the following morning.

County considering allowing ATVs on some roads

An ordinance to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on county roads, and a resolution banning floating sky lanterns during burn bans, both will be drafted and brought before the Grays Harbor County commissioners following a conversation with Sheriff Rick Scott on Monday.