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EMS levy makes it to ballot despite concerns

Critics say higher tax rate not needed

A Bellingham Fire Department ambulance is parked outside Station 1 in July. The Whatcom County Council voted last month to put a new Emergency Medical Services levy on the November ballot. Critics say the tax increase in the new levy is not needed.
A Bellingham Fire Department ambulance is parked outside Station 1 in July. The Whatcom County Council voted last month to put a new Emergency Medical Services levy on the November ballot. Critics say the tax increase in the new levy is not needed. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County voters will decide in November whether to fund medical first-responders and life-savi
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