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Evidence room effort falling short

A measure to build a new police evidence room and an expanded animal shelter was still failing to get enough votes Wednesday after a second ballot count.

While voters were accepting the measure by a slight majority, 23,548 to 22,994, the bond needs a 60 percent supermajority to pass.

A $288 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools pushed ahead 32,079 to 19,186, with 62 percent voter approval. The measure also needs a 60 percent supermajority to pass. The district’s levy was also ahead, 33,625 to 17,821.

Maintenance and operations levies also appear to be passing for the Mead, Cheney, Nine Mile Falls, Deer Park, Riverside and Liberty school districts.

A capital projects levy in the Reardan-Edwall School District was narrowly passing, 693 to 626.

There were about 4,000 ballots left to count in Spokane County, according to elections officials.



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