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Eye On Olympia

And now, the legislative races: central Spokane’s Legislative District 3…

As expected, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, steamrolled independent challenger John Moyna, a night janitor at a hamburger eatery in Spokane. The two will face off again in November, but the early returns show Brown with 78 percent to Moyna's 22 percent.

In the same central-Spokane district, Rep. Alex Wood far outpolled two Republican challengers, 64 percent to their COMBINED 27 percent. But the GOP's Laura Carder and Chris Bowen were in a tight race for who will face off against Wood in November. Bowen led by 1,835 votes to Carder's 1,781.

The final Legislative District 3 seat featured incumbent Democratic state Rep. Timm Ormsby, with 70 percent to the GOP's Mike Novak, with 30 percent. They'll face off again in November, but at this point it seems hard to imagine how Ormby could lose.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.