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BURLINGTON — With the city facing a shortage of police officers and paramedics, the Burlington City Council approved Thursday retention bonuses for such staff.

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics who stay in their positions through the end of the year will be given bonuses equal to 4% of their annual pay, with $1,000 paid in 30 days, City Administrator Greg Young said at the council meeting Thursday.

— Reporter Brandon Stone: bstone@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2112, Twitter: @Brandon_SVH

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