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After years of waiting, approval of jail measure means … more waiting

New Whatcom County facility to open in 2028 at the earliest

A photo through the window looking into where inmates are kept. There are phones on the walls on the right, a table with chairs in the center, and red stairways that lead to the green doors hosting cells.
Whatcom County officials are likely to propose a November ballot measure that would fund construction of a new jail. County leaders cite inhumane conditions in the existing downtown jail, located next to the courthouse. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
After eight years of trying, proponents of a new Whatcom County Jail finally have something to celeb
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