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Lynden mayor: Public safety ‘in crisis’; jail deserves yes vote

The discussion is 'mired in numbers, misinformation'

A blue jail sign is posted outside of the county jail.
Voters will be asked in November to approve a sales tax to fund replacement of the Whatcom County Jail on Central Avenue in downtown Bellingham. Details about how the money will be spent won't be available until after ballots are counted. (Ron Judd/Cascadia Daily News)
By Scott Korthuis Guest Writer
No one disagrees that Whatcom County’s current jail is deplorable and unsafe for inmates and staff

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