So, how did things turn out?
The King County Proposition No.1 Crisis Care Centers Levy passed by a handy margin from the initial vote count 55-45 (when this is written). The Approved vote had major endorsements across the board, and a lot of fliers that showed up in the mailboxes. So that's a good thing. Only like 25% of the voting population voted on this, which is not so good.
The Kent School District - Proposition No. 1 General Obligation Bonds, on the other hand, was rejected. One thing that was soft-pedaled in most of the discussions was the bond issues need a supermajority (60%) in the first place to pass, and this one did not even crest 50% (Current results 53-47 on the NO side). Possibly contributors to its failure is that there was another property tax increase on the ballot, the low voter total (about 20%) and that it was just a lot of money. This sort of thing has happened before in Bond votes, and what may happen is that the bond offering rethinks its ask, refines its message, and tries again on the general election.
The State Legislature is wrapping up its session, and actually has been accomplishing stuff. In addition to getting the budget settled (which is their primary job), they've bounced out the push-polls on our ballots and strengthened gun safety laws (which will not totally eliminate people shooting school kids, but hopefully reduce the frequency). One thing they failed to do was come up with a unified comprehensive drug policy. The old one was bounced out of the courts a while back with this year as the deadline. A compromise bill grounded out on the last day, rejected by both progressives (who felt the bill did not do enough for treatment) and conservatives (who felt the bill did not kick drug-users hard enough). So we may see a whole slew of local measures with varying degrees of cruelty (Our conservative member of King County Council has already offered up his proposal).
And that's it until, oh, maybe August, when the primaries take hold.