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Initiative 522

93
Option Pct
No 54.32%
Yes 45.68%


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90 percent of ballots could be counted tonight

Spokane County could count as much as 90 percent of the ballots for the primary tonight. Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said county elections staff have processed and readied for tabulation all ballots received by this morning. That leaves only the ballots being placed in the…


Time running out to vote in primary

Tuesday is the last day to turn in a ballot for the primary election. For most Eastern Washington voters, it’s a short ballot. One or two races for city council seat, a fire district or school board. The names might not be household words. The…


Primary turnout low one week out

Of the nearly 200,000 ballots Spokane County sent to voters this month, only about one in eight has come back in with one week left in the primary election for many local offices. Admittedly the primary ballot in many areas is short. Only two of…


5 tax advisory votes this fall

OLYMPIA — Washington voters will be asked in November what they think about five tax increases. What legislators do with that knowledge is pretty much up to them, because the taxes are already law, and the election itself won’t change that… To read…


Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to back I-522

One of the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream said today his Vermont-based company will back a Washington initiative to require all foods to be labeled if they contain genetically modified ingredients. Jerry Greenfield said Wednesday the company would give away “tons” of ice…


Most money for I-522 from outside WA

OLYMPIA – Out-of-state money pouring into the campaign coffers of this fall’s initiative to require labeling of genetically modified food products make clear that Washington will once again be a battleground state for progressive causes. Supporters of Initiative 522, which would require any product sold…





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