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Bellingham’s minimum wage, rental relocation initiatives pass. Now what?

November 10, 2023
Matt Benoit

Strong voter support propels measures forward; employees and management react.

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Votes are in, early results out for general election

November 9, 2023
Editorial Staff

Update: Preliminary general election counts are in for Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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Minimum wage increases, renter protections high priority among young voters

October 20, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Initiatives on Bellinghams general election ballot to raise the minimum wage and strengthen renter protections are personal for many young voters in the city, and they plan to show it when ballots drop on Oct. 20.

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Pro and con: Bellingham’s minimum wage, renter relocation initiatives

October 20, 2023
Devan Fischer and Guy Occhiogrosso; Kerri Burnside and Perry Eskridge

Commentary: Supporters and opponents of two initiatives — one to raise the minimum wage above the state’s level, and one to mandate economic displacement assistance for renters — speak out on their perspectives on proposals to be decided by City of Bellingham voters.

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