Letters to the Editor -- February 28, 2008

Published on Thu, Feb 28, 2008
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
During the recent Birch Bay marathon, several aggressive dogs harassed the runners near Birch Point, photographed by The Bellingham Herald’s Andy Bronson. Is there something about the leash law that those dog owners don’t understand?

Is the sheriff’s department going to do something about these violations that could have resulted in injuries to the runners?
Karl King
Birch Bay

The Editor:
I have just mailed the following letter to Governor Gregoire:

I am writing to you as the highest elected Democrat in the state and so must have some influence with the party. As a Democrat until a few weeks ago I cannot express the outrage I have with the recent primary election.

That a handful of elite kingmakers could declare that my vote meant nothing, that presidential delegates would be all chosen by caucus, is disgusting but at least they chose the man who got the most of the “meaningless” balloting.

The Republicans, while allowing the public to vote for half the delegates, are a prime example how out of touch with realty they are, and have been.

As the Bellingham Herald stated “The results of the vote were in stark contrast to the Republican caucus with McCain leading Huckabee 45.57 percent to 23.63 percent.”

For eight years we have had a president out of touch with reality and look at the mess the country is in. We need change from the grassroots up. I hope something can be done to bring choices back to the voters and ignore the caucuses.

As for me I see where Ralph Nader may run again – he or some other third party will get my vote.
James Carmack
Blaine

The Editor:
We are writing to urge voters to support the Blaine School District’s upcoming levy and bond issues that will be put before voters on March 11.

We have a unique perspective of the Blaine School District because we are both teachers in the schools and we are parents of one child who has graduated from Blaine and two children that are now in the school system.

As teachers, we are proud to work in a school district that expects, encourages, and supports excellence. We work every day alongside a dedicated group of people committed to high standards of education for the children of this community.

Blaine schools have a strong reputation for excellence, and we are thankful we made the decision to live and work here.

As parents, we have seen first hand the results of a quality school system.

We are thankful that our teenagers have been able to benefit from outstanding educational opportunities because the schools have been supported by this community. We also have seen first hand the need for expansion of the current facilities to maintain high levels of education as our student population grows. We need to continue this partnership between our schools and community to meet the educational needs of our children.

We encourage voters to continue their support by voting yes for both the maintenance and operations levy and the capital projects bond. Blaine School District is a great investment; our kids are worth our support.
Dan and Sue Steelquist
Blaine

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The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank-you letters should be limited to 10 names. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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Letters Policy

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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