Whatcom County is facing two major issues, Executive Jack Louws says

In his annual State of the County address to the Whatcom County Council in 2017, Executive Jack Louws pointed to two major issues facing the county -- the availability of water in rural areas and funding for a new jail.
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In his annual State of the County address to the Whatcom County Council in 2017, Executive Jack Louws pointed to two major issues facing the county -- the availability of water in rural areas and funding for a new jail.

Kie Relyea has been a reporter at The Bellingham Herald since 1997 and currently writes about social services and recreation in Whatcom County. She started her career in 1991 as a reporter and editor in Northern California.