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Whatcom County to make repairs to aging jail

Whatcom County officials will spend some $16 million over the next few years to repair the current County Jail, after two failed attempts to raise taxes for a new multi-use corrections facility that they say is desperately needed.

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Whatcom County to make repairs to aging jail

Whatcom County officials will spend some $16 million over the next few years to repair the current County Jail, after two failed attempts to raise taxes for a new multi-use corrections facility that they say is desperately needed.
Jim Donaldson