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Whatcom jail measure heads to November ballot

County council sought balance between rehabilitation, incarceration

Protesters yell as speakers recount each time a new jail was rejected by voters while holding signs in protest.
Protesters yell as speakers recount each time a new jail was rejected by voters in past elections as nearly 100 people showed up to demonstrate outside Whatcom County Courthouse Tuesday, July 11. Whatcom County Council voted Tuesday night to place a measure for a new jail on the ballot. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County voters will decide in November whether to create a revenue stream amounting to hundre

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