Voters in Stanislaus County turned down the Oak Valley Hospital District’s latest bond request.

The district’s $27 million general obligation bond measure failed Tuesday. It was supported by more than 65% of the voters, but still fell short of the required two-thirds majority.

The district’s voters approved a $37 million bond measure in 2004, but hospital officials said they needed more money because the projected costs of constructing a replacement hospital had soared in the meantime.

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