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Talihina Vet Center can now relocate

(Source Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs) (Source Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs)

TALIHINA, OK (KSWO)- After a bill was passed yesterday in the Oklahoma Senate, the Oklahoma Veteran's Center in Talihina can now relocate. The vote comes after two high-profile deaths within the facility in October 2016 and January 2017.

Low staff numbers and high turnover rates are believed to be the reason those deaths happened. The bill would allow the veteran's center to relocate within 40 miles of its current location to a town with at least 8,000 residents.

Building a new facility could range from $55 million to $65 millions. The Department of Veteran's Affairs would pay 65 percent of the cost.

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