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Most eastern Washington school levies are on their way to victory

Courtesy of Riverside School District
The levy in the north Spokane school district has about 60% approval after the first night of ballot counting.

Riverside, Colville districts among those to put measures before voters on Tuesday

Tuesday was a school levy Election Day in Washington. The majority of the measures on ballots in eastern Washington appear to be victorious after an initial count.

In Spokane County, the largest district to run a maintenance and operations levy was Riverside. That measure has 60% approval. It needs 50%-plus-one-vote to pass.

In Stevens County, levies in Wellpinit and Valley are well on their way to victory. A measure in Colville is closer, with 52% yes.

Many levies in eastern Washington farming communities are comfortably ahead. Some of those districts are running not only levies for daily operations, but also separate measures for special needs such as technology, safety and security.

A few levies are trailing after Tuesday night’s first count, including two in the Grand Coulee district and three measures in Okanogan County, in Okanogan, Tonasket and Oroville. A fourth levy, in Pateros, is in a dead heat with a few days’ worth of ballots left to count.

You can find more election results here.

County elections offices will certify the elections on February 18.

One of the Northwest's most seasoned reporters is returning to his SPR roots. Doug Nadvornick will be heard frequently on KPBX and KSFC reporting on local news.