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In bid for sales-tax increase, Prop. 1 sunk by Seattle suburbs

In some parts of King County, including Bellevue, Federal Way, Renton and Sammamish, the measure to expand arts, science and cultural programs was opposed by at least 60 percent of primary voters.

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