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Costs, incarceration rates merit a ‘no’ vote on jail measure

Democratic Party chair: Big jail is wrong answer to 'root' problem of homelessness

Panels peel from the ceiling of the Whatcom County Jail as a security guard walks by the blue and green doors.
Panels peel from the ceiling of the Whatcom County Jail in November 2022. Voters will be asked this November to approve a sales tax to fund replacing the current jail on Central Avenue in downtown Bellingham. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Andrew Reding Guest Writer
For proponents of a November Whatcom County jail-tax measure, it’s not a good sign when Cascadia D

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