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Kaweah Delta’s Future Hangs On Tuesday Vote

Today is the deadline for residents in Visalia to have their ballots postmarked in a big vote that could determine the future of the Kaweah Delta Hospital. The hospital is asking the community to tax itself to support a new acute care wing. But the push has generated opposition in the community and from the head of a neighboring hospital. First, a bit of background, state law requires that every hospital be hardened against earthquakes by 2030.

Kaweah Delta Hospital says that means they need to fully replace their existing five-decade old main building with a modern, earthquake-resistant one.