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EMS reviewing transport data after claims by Lummi Nation of inadequate emergency response 

At least 30% of Lummi Reservation patients were not transported to a hospital after calling 911

A Whatcom County Fire District 8 ambulance drives down Electric Avenue near Lake Whatcom on June 27. Funding for the county's ambulance services is in limbo after the Whatcom County Council voted last week to reduce the property tax rate on a proposed 2023-28 EMS levy. Bellingham's fire chief suggested the rate cut could lead EMS officials to pull the levy from the November ballot.
Lummi Nation Chairman Anthony Hillaire accused Whatcom County EMS in April of a pattern of not transporting patients to the hospital. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Annie Todd Criminal Justice/Enterprise Reporter
Following the death of a Lummi tribal member and a letter sent by Tribal Chairman Anthony Hillaire s
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