As of 6:15 a.m., the initiative to ban minicasinos in Lakewood was failing by a wide margin.
More than 60 percent of the votes counted so far were cast against the measure, which would close the city’s four minicasinos and keep others from opening.
In Tacoma, the measure to repeal term limits for City Council members was narrowly failing.
No votes tallied 13,237. Yes votes were at 13,031.
The measure would repeal the current law, which limits City Council members to two four-year terms or a total of 10 years if the member was appointed to fill out another member’s term.