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Selah pool levy fails without enough votes

Selah pool levy fails without enough votes

SELAH, Wash. -- It looks like the Selah community will not be getting a new pool any time soon.

Early election results Wednesday showed 56 percent of voters supported the $300,000 one-year tax levy that would help replace the aquatic center at Wixson Park.

However, a 60 percent vote was the minimum needed for it to pass.

City officials said operating the pool would cost at least $400,000, so the board is holding off on any construction.

The two-pool facility was supposed to open next summer.

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