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By Riley Kankelberg
Cheney Free Press 

Spokane County fire levy passing just north of Malden, Pine City


CHENEY — According to the initial results of the Aug. 3 primary election, voters in Spokane County Fire District No. 3 were passing a property tax levy for fire protection and emergency medical services.

The proposition received 3,093 votes to approve (76.88%) and 930 votes to reject (23.12%). The measure restores the district levy from $1.42 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.

“We’re pleased to have the support and trust of the community,” Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach said. “It’s well-timed, too, because we’ve broken records over the past month fo...

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