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Ban on safe injection sites won’t be on King County ballot after state Supreme Court ruling
KING COUNTY, Wash. -- King County voters will not be deciding whether to ban safe injection sites after the state Supreme Court ruled that such an initiative tramples on the legislative authority of King County and the King County Board of Health. I-27, a measure that would have banned safe drug injection sites in King County, garnered enough signatures to make it to the ballot, but Protect Public Health, a group advocating for safe injection sites, filed a lawsuit challenging the initiative. A King County Superior judge ruled in favor of Protect Public Health, and the Supreme Court's decision upholds the lower court ruling.