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Voters react to I 1183 results

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- It looks like all the money cost-co invested in this measure is paying off.

 A majority of voters in our area voted yes to I 1183. There were some pretty strong comments about the results.

One thing most people had was passion on their decision, but different reasons for how they got there, "it's going to be putting alcohol basically on the streets. It's right next door. You walk out your front door, your apartment wherever you live at and you have hard liquor right there," explains Tommie Oatis of Kennewick.

But there supporters of the initiative like Kennewick resident Reuben Navarret, "well, it's just makes it more convenient when family comes in from another state. We live just by the Albertson's, we could just run to the Albertson's."

"I'm in favor of it. I don't think the state belongs in the liquor business. I just think it's past it's time," explains Drew Hammond.

And apparently many voters throughout the area felt the same way. Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Kittitas counties all had support for the measure above 50 percent.

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