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Tacoma bond proposal passes, but Puyallup's request comes up short

The Tacoma (Wash.) district's $500 million school bond proposal has won approval, but in nearby Puyallup, a $279.6 million ballot question fell short of the 60 percent majority needed for passage. The Tacoma News-Tribune says vote counts on Wednesday put Tacoma over the turnout threshold needed to validate the election. And with more than 70 percent voter approval, the bond campaign was the most successful in recent memory for Tacoma. In Puyallup, just over 55 percent of voters supported the bond.

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