Whitman County levy-lid-lift passes by small margin

COLFAX, WA - It's official, the latest election in Washington has been certified and Whitman County passed its General Fund Levy.

The final count shows fewer than 8,000 registered voters in Whitman County returned a ballot. That's a turnout of about 40%. The levy-lid-lift passed by a very small margin, 50.9% of the voters said "Yes" to the levy that will increase property taxes by about 22-cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.