- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - Voters in Crooked River Ranch soundly rejected a property tax increase that would have brought two Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies to the resort community in Central Oregon.

More than 85 percent of voters in Tuesday’s election rejected the measure that would have increased property taxes by an average of $190 per home.

The ranch is home to about 5,000 people.

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