Voters in Blaine to decide this fall on city's name change

Voters in Blaine to decide this fall on city's name change

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Voters in Blaine to decide this fall on city's name change

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 3:46 PM

BLAINE, Wash. - Voters in Blaine will decide this fall whether to change the city's name to Blaine Harbor.
   
A divided Blaine City Council voted Monday to put the name-change measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
   
Supporters say changing the name would attract visitors from Canada to the city, located on the U.S.-Canadian border about 110 miles north of Seattle.
   
Opponents say it won't draw visitors or help economic development.
   
The Bellingham Herald reports that (http://is.gd/PWrS6h) voters defeated a similar name-change measure in 2000.

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