Progressives elected to County Council; Closest races are for port, fire commissioner

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates is winning a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each had a margin of at least 3,000 votes after Thursday’s count. Barry Buchanan and Rud Browne will replace Kathy Kershner and Bill Knudsen on the…

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