A proposal to renovate Walla Walla High School was headed for defeat Tuesday based on preliminary election results.
The Walla Walla County Auditor showed initial returns of 5,056 in favor and 4,430 against. With a maximum of 128 votes left to count, according to the Walla Walla County Auditor's website, the measure had no hope of passing.
The $69.6 million project would have renovated the high school’s main buildings and improved safety and accessibility throughout the campus. Residents were asked to cover $48 million of the project, with $21.6 million expected in state matching dollars.