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Whatcom County lays out city financing plan for new jail, behavioral health facilities

Whatcom County's seven city councils must approve the plan by June

A blue jail sign is posted outside of the county jail.
A proposed jail facility in Ferndale will replace the old Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham. The county and its seven cities have come to an agreement on how the project will be financed. (Ron Judd/Cascadia Daily News)
By Annie Todd Criminal Justice/Enterprise Reporter
Six months after voters overwhelmingly approved a sales tax hike to pay for a new jail and behaviora

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