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Hospital proposal failing


November 21, 2019

Pullman Hospital District’s levy request to fund a $29 million bond measure lost another 1.8 tenths of a percent in the latest count of ballots. The auditor’s elections office late Monday issued a tally for 10,548 votes after tabulating another 547 at the start of the week.

An estimated 40 ballots remain to be counted with the next report set for Monday. Some of those will be reviewed by the canvass board and could be disqualified.

Tally for the Pullman measure, which has been just under the required 60 percent approval rate in successive ballot counts, was 2,666 in favor and 1,821 oppo...

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