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County signs off on new site for YV Tech Skills Center

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Yakima, WA -  Yakima County Commissioners sign off on a deal to buy land for a new YV Tech Skills Center.     

It's the Yakima School District's second choice.     

School administrators decided to avoid a legal battle, so they switched from a location near Willow Lake to ten acres a few hundred yards from the Yakima County Law and Justice Center.

"It's better than losing $39 million," says Craig Dwight, Director of the YV Tech Skills Center, "A $39 million facility is going to stand out above everything else.   It doesn't matter where you put it."     

Dwight says they won't have to make any changes to the original designs.     

The location is off South 18th Street at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds.

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