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Bond inches slightly closer in Thusday Lake Washington School District election returns

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

According to King County Elections, Prop 3 has increased its approval percentage to 57.78, nearly a full percentage point from the first results released last night. The yes vote total has increased to 17,476 votes. The measure still has a ways to go because it 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 20,978 votes in favor. The vote total increased the percentage more than a full percentage point in favor of approval to 65.40 since election night.

Prop. 2, the Capital Projects Levy, is passing with 20,640 votes in favor. The vote total increased the percentage more than a full percentage point in favor of approval to 64.29 since election night.

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

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