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November 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM

City of Blaine still plain old Blaine

The Associated Press BLAINE — The city of Blaine is still plain old Blaine. Voters rejected a proposal to change the name to Blaine Harbor. The Bellingham Herald reports it’s the second time since 2000 residents have rejected the idea. Supporters thought drawing attention to the border town’s water would attract more visitors as they crossed to and from…


Comments | More in General news, Politics | Topics: Blaine, election

July 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Gone in 60 seconds, then driven from Miami to Blaine in 2 days

The Associated Press Police in Blaine, near the Canadian border, found a car in a bank parking lot on July 2 that had been stolen in Miami just about two days earlier. The Bellingham Herald reports the thief was in a hurry. According to Google Maps, it would take 50 hours to drive the 3,400-plus miles…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Blaine, Miami, stolen car

February 22, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Gasoline prices close to $4 a gallon expected

Associated Press The longer the BP Cherry Point refinery at Blaine is out of service because of fire damage, the higher gasoline prices will go for drivers in Washington, said Tim Hamilton, executive director of the Automotive United Trades Organization, an association of independent dealers. Wholesale prices to dealers went up about 20 cents a gallon Tuesday,…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Blaine, Cherry Point fire, gas prices

February 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Leaky connection may have led to BP refinery fire

From The Associated Press: A spokesman says a fire at BP’s Cherry Point refinery might have been caused by a leaky flange connection.  However, BP spokesman Scott Dean said Monday the information filed with the Coast Guard’s National Response Center is very preliminary and the cause remains under investigation.  It remains unclear how long the refinery would be…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Blaine, BP, Cherry Point