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Island Lake fire merger passing

Initial results of Tuesday's special election show voters approving the merger of Mason County Fire Protection District 11 based at Island Lake with Central Mason Fire & EMS based in downtown Shelton. The proposal to renew of a property tax levy for Mason County Fire Protection District 3 in Grapeview is also passing.

The merger was passing with 283 "yes" votes for 65.66%, with 148 "no" votes for 34.34%. Grapeview's renewal levy had 573 "yes" votes for 73.56%, and 206 "no" votes for 26.44%.

Both needed a majority of 50% plus one vote. Voter turnout on the initial count was 35%.

The results of...


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