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2 Bellingham initiatives qualify for November ballot

Measures would raise minimum wage, offer tenant protections

Seth Mangold of Community First Whatcom holds a crate full of petitions as two other volunteers help next to him.
Seth Mangold of Community First Whatcom holds a crate full of petitions June 20 for two initiatives that would appear on the Nov. 7 ballot in Bellingham. Whatcom County Auditor Diana Bradrick announced on June 23 that one of the initiatives, to raise Bellingham's minimum wage, has qualified for the ballot. Review of petition signatures will be completed next week for the second initiative, which would require landlords to pay renters' relocation costs in some cases. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Two petitions to put worker-friendly initiatives before Bellingham voters have qualified for the Nov

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