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Whatcom mayors to jail planners: ‘Action is needed now!’

Cities ask County Council to raise funds for new jail immediately

The side of Whatcom county jail as a car drives by.
The mayors of all seven cities in Whatcom County wrote a letter to the County Council saying the current jail is inadequate for their needs. They urged the council to start setting aside funds for a new jail now. (Ron Judd/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County leaders hope to build a new jail before the end of the decade — if everything goes

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