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Opposition to Proposition 2 grew in precincts farthest from downtown rail lines

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Although Spokane Proposition 2, which would have tried to impose limits on rail shipments of coal and oil through the city, lost by a significant margin overall Tuesday, support or opposition seemed to depend on geography.

The closer voters lived to the downtown core, where the rail line for some of those shipments is located, the more likely they were to support it. Voters who lived farthest from downtown were the most likely to oppose it.