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Burst-pipe problems to persist as temps thaw around Whatcom County

Historic school district office building closes permanently after water damage

Bellingham Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Jessica Sankey shows an opening through the ceiling.
Bellingham Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Jessica Sankey on Thursday, Jan. 18 describes water damage caused by a broken fire sprinkler system at the school district office building. (Ralph Schwartz/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
As the coldest weather in decades eases its grip on Whatcom County, one especially messy problem cou

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