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Ridgefield bond still behind in returns

A bond measure that would generate $107 million for school construction in the Ridgefield School District continued to trail in updated special election returns released Wednesday.

The bond measure had received 58.93 percent support in ballots tallied as of Wednesday afternoon, just short of the required 60 percent supermajority needed to approve school bonds.

Of the 7,431 ballots cast, 4,379 were in support of the bond.

Only 500 ballots remain to be tallied countywide, according to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office.

Voters in the district rejected a $77 million school bond a year ago by a similarly slim margin; that February, 58.12 percent voted in favor of the levy.



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