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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rockford, Spangle approve levies to fund fire and police services

Levies to fund police, fire and emergency medical services in Rockford and Spangle were winning easily on election night and some added to their lead in a second vote count on Wednesday.

The town of Rockford had two levies on the ballot to replace expiring levies, one to fund fire protection services and one to fund emergency medical services. The fire levy received 74 percent approval and the EMS levy got 76 percent of the vote. Both required 60 percent approval to pass.

The town of Spangle had two levies on the ballot, one to fund its police contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and one to pay for its contract with Spokane County Fire District 3. The first got a 75 percent yes vote and the second was approved by 70 percent of the voters.

The Spangle Cemetery District also had a maintenance and operations levy on the ballot, which got a 63 percent yes vote. The measure requires 60 percent approval to pass and there are still ballots to be counted.

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