Public comment is being accepted on an 8.5 percent rate increase proposed by Pacific Power, which has customers in Walla Walla, Dayton and Sunnyside.
Public hearings will be held by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Yakima City Council Chambers, 129 N. Second St., and at noon Sept. 26 in the Walla Walla Council Chambers, 15 N. Third Ave.
A decision by the commission is expected in early 2015.
Public comments may be submitted to P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, Wash. 98504 or firstname.lastname@example.org or called into 888-333-9882.