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All local school levies now passing as Oakville pulls within 1 vote

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With a new batch of ballots counted Thursday, the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office reports Oakville School District is now passing their multi-county M&O Levy, by one vote. In Lewis County, the levy is failing 8-3, but Grays Harbor’s stronger support pushed yes votes over the top; 207 to 206 – total for the two counties.
The new ballots brought Grays Harbor’s voter turnout up to 36% for the February Special Election. Hoquiam is among 12 area school districts showing support for their levies School Superintendent Mike Parker said “I’d like to thank the Hoquiam community for supporting our school levy again, with a strong 66% “Yes” vote, we will continue to make you proud, thank you.”
School Districts in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, North Beach, McCleary, Elma, Quinault, Cosmopolis, Wishkah, Ocosta, and Mary M Knight are all passing their M&O Levies.
Elma Voters are rejecting the 8.4 million bond measure to replace the grandstands at Davis Field. Election results will be certified on the 25th.
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Freedom Foundation sues Thurston auditor

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Freedom Foundation is suing Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, saying she didn’t make a good faith effort to find an opposing argument for school levy and bond ballot measures in the February voters’ pamphlet…. …read more

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Primary Election results show support for local EMS

MONTESANO, Wash. – With a 17.7% voter turnout for the Primary election, both of Westport’s EMS Levies are passing, as well as Fire District 3 and 14 EMS levies.
In Aberdeen, Michelle Barclay will face incumbent councilman Denny Lawrence.
Karrie Fruen challenges incumbent Drew Hooper for Hospital Dist. 1 Position 3.
The County Auditor reports the next ballot count will be Friday, results will be certified on the 20th, the General Election is in November.

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County Auditor Vern Spatz diagnosed with cancer

MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor County’s Auditor Vern Spatz will be taking some time off in the coming months, as he begins his fight with cancer. “So he’s going to go into a treatment program, 7 weeks of Chemo, 7 weeks of radiation,” County Commissioner Frank Gordon gave an update at their regular meeting on Monday.

Gordon said they’d been in a run of bad luck with some of their employees recently, Commissioner Herb Welch was again absent from the meeting yesterday, he’s home now, recovering from heart problems found last month.
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