- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A long-planned Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Bremerton has been delayed so organizers can find a new location for the facility.

The Kitsap Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2kaDgQm ) that VA Puget Sound Health Care System announced Thursday that it terminated a lease of a potential new space because the building does not meet seismic requirements.

A search for a new site is tentatively scheduled to begin in February and that process is expected to take between 6 months and a year.

Losing the chosen site, which was selected in 2015, is a blow for the planned facility which has been in the works for years. A new clinic will not be open for at least 18 months.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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