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Bond closes gap slightly in new Lake Washington School District election returns

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The second round of results for the Lake Washington School District's special election were released Wednesday, with both levies increasing their leads and the bond approval on Prop 3 inching closer to a 60 percent passage.

According to King County Elections, Prop 3 has increased its approval percentage to 57.53, nearly a full percentage point from the first results released last night. The yes vote total has increased to 16,079 votes. The measure needs 60 percent approval to pass.

The bond measure would also allow the district to continue with its modernization program with funds going toward replacing aging schools throughout the district.

Six schools are scheduled to be replaced, including three in Kirkland: Juanita High School, Kamiakin Middle School and Peter Kirk Elementary School.

Prop. 1, Education Programs and Operations Levy, is passing with 19,244 votes in favor. The vote total increased the percentage a full percentage point in favor of approval to 64.81.

Prop. 2, the Capital Projects Levy, is passing with 18,936 votes in favor. The vote total increased the percentage more than a full percentage point in favor of approval to 63.71.

The two levies are renewals and require a simple majority of 50 percent, plus one to pass.

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