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New jail closer to November ballot

Whatcom council approves measure in preliminary vote

The side of Whatcom county jail as a car drives by.
Whatcom County Council members approved a ballot measure for a new jail in a preliminary vote on Monday, June 26. If voters approve the measure in November, the county will replace the downtown jail, pictured here, with a larger facility in Ferndale. (Ron Judd/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County leaders’ vision for a new jail — and a new raft of support services to keep peopl

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