Officials with two schools districts in the Yakima Valley say they're encouraged after Wednesday's ballot count. The West Valley School District bond measure is passing at 60.28 percent, up from 59.87 percent on Tuesday. The Sunnyside School District Bond is also passing at 62.79 percent up from 59.43 percent on Tuesday. Both needed 60 percent for passage.

Yakima County Elections Supervisor Kathy Fisher says they'll count any remaining ballots every afternoon until the election is certified on Feb. 22.
The results are posted each day at 3:30 p.m. at the Yakima County web page at
The West Valley $59 million bond would fund construction of Apple Valley and Summitview Elementary schools. The $16 million bond In Sunnyside would pay for new classrooms, sidewalks, roads to access the high school and new parking areas and courtyards.
Thirty-one percent of the more than 40,000 ballots were returned on Election Day.

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