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As Bellingham crime spikes, police acknowledge slower response times

BPD is short staffed; one officer blames public's reaction to George Floyd's death

Bellingham Police Department cars are parked along a downtown street in the evening.
Police cars line State Street on Friday evening. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Crime is up sharply in Bellingham, and police say criminals are becoming more brazen. But that’s o

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