County buys a jail site

WHATCOM ­— The county is moving ahead toward construction of a new jail. The County Council on Nov. 26 approved buying the preferred LaBounty Road property in south Ferndale for $6.1 million. The 40-acre site at Sunset Avenue will also be new headquarters for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department. The funding will be: $2.3 million…

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