Only 34 votes separate pair in Fire District 21 race

WHATCOM ­— Challenger Dean Berkeley leads by 34 votes over incumbent Roger Hawley in the tight race for commissioner in Fire District 21, also known as North Whatcom Fire & Rescue. The vote tally after a Monday, Nov. 18, recount was: Berkeley, 3,803, or 50.22 percent; Hawley, 3,769, or 49.78 percent. That’s close enough —…

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