Seattle passing $1.2 billion in school measuresFebruary 13, 2013 @ 5:34 am
SEATTLE (AP) - Voters in Seattle gave strong support in Tuesday's election to school operating and construction levies totaling $1.2 billion. The King County elections office reported both passing with more than 70 percent of the vote.
The Spokesman-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/YWVSim) Spokane voters approved a tax to keep libraries open and also approved granting the police ombudsman more authority.
KVEW reports ( http://bit.ly/YWW1Cy) Richland voters are approving a $98 million school construction measure, but a $47 million school bond measure in Pasco is short of the 60 percent needed to pass. In Walla Walla, a $48 million measure to renovate the high school is failing.
KXRO reports ( http://bit.ly/YWWvsp) Aberdeen voters approved a sales tax increase for transportation projects.
About a third of the voters in Washington were asked to mail ballots in local elections.
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