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Voters reject 911 tax

56 percent opposed, 44 percent in favor

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on November 7, 2017 8:19PM

Last changed on November 7, 2017 9:08PM

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Grant County voters rejected a tax to fund the local 911 dispatch center in Tuesday’s election.

With all five precincts counted, 1,503 votes, 56 percent, were opposed to the measure, with 1,194 votes in favor, according to final unofficial results Tuesday night.

All five precincts voted against the measure to varying degrees.

In the largest precinct, John Day Valley, 1,002 were opposed to 819 in favor.

In Union, it was 227 to 213; Long Creek Valley, 101 to 60; South Fork, 77 to 61; and North Fork, 96 to 41.

Additional coverage will follow online at myeaglenews.com and in next week’s edition of the Blue Mountain Eagle.


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