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Whatcom jail proposal leaves voters with questions

State lawmakers pledge funds for social services

Panels peel from the ceiling of the Whatcom County Jail as a security guard walks by the blue and green doors.
Panels peel from the ceiling of the Whatcom County Jail in November 2022. Voters will be asked this November to approve a sales tax to fund replacing the current jail on Central Avenue in downtown Bellingham. Details about how the money will be spent won't be available until after ballots are counted. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Come November, Whatcom County residents will vote on a proposed sales tax increase to fund a new jai

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