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Ontario sales tax flops and service cuts loom

Karen Pugh verifies ballot signatures Tuesday afternoon at the Malheur County Clerk's Office. Voters rejected a 1 percent sales tax proposal for Ontario Tuesday night. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

UPDATE: This story has been updated with final unofficial returns.

ONTARIO – Surprising no one, Ontario voters have decisively defeated the proposed 1 percent sales tax.

The final unofficial count released . . .

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