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Bellingham lawmaker’s bill would cap rent increases

Story of $600 rent hike moves Ramel to introduce legislation

Rep. Alex Ramel speaks in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse as he gestures with one hand.
Rep. Alex Ramel speaks in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse in May 2022. Ramel, a Bellingham Democrat, is sponsoring a bill in the Washington state Legislature that would cap rent increases at the inflation rate. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
With rents spiraling out of control for many tenants in Bellingham and across Washington, Rep. Alex
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