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Staffing challenges limit capacity at shelters across Whatcom County

City opens day shelter as extreme cold hits Bellingham

Martin pets Aja held back by a leash from a helper.
Martin pets Aja while at the warming shelter hosted by the City of Bellingham on Friday, Jan. 12 at the former Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center. The shelter will operate during the day through 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
Bellingham opened a warming shelter Friday morning, Jan. 12, to keep people out of the extreme cold

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