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Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some other news of interest from Tuesday’s primary election:

Apple Valley fire tax fails

Town of Apple Valley voters rejected a tax increase to provide additional funding to the town’s fire protection district.

The measure required a two-thirds vote.

Desert Hot Springs rejects tax increase

The Riverside County city of Desert Hot Springs is in the hot seat, and one-step close to bankruptcy.

City resident’s rejected Measure F on Tuesday. The measure would have created a parcel tax to support public safety services.

This measure also required a two-thirds vote.

Moreno Valley recalls mayor

Voters recalled Moreno Valley mayor Tom Owings Tuesday.

A corruption investigation into city government was the key to Owings demise.

County voter turnout second-worst in California

San Bernardino County has another dubious distinction this week.

It had the state’s second worst voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election. It was just under 15%. Neighboring Riverside County, which is more educated and affluent, was 5% higher.

Is anyone really surprised?