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Whatcom jail planners go back to the drawing board

New committee holds first meeting with an eye toward enhanced social services

Whatcom County's jail windows behind tree branches.
Whatcom County's jail, adjacent to the courthouse in Bellingham, has been deemed substandard for decades. Officials are beginning to plan a new jail along with expanded social services to reduce incarceration rates. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County officials are poised to make a third run at asking voters to fund a new jail, funded
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