Letters Policy:

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor.

For verification purposes, please include your name, address and daytime telephone number. Letters are limited to 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. Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published. Unsigned letters will also 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
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Letters to the Editor: May 21-27

The Editor:  I cannot imagine what prompted the city of Blaine to devise a new director’s position to accommodate a staff member’s “preferred” line of work due to … more

Letters to the Editor: May 7-13, 2020

The Editor: A Mother’s Day Greeting By Clay Harrison There is nothing more precious Than a mother’s sweet prayer; There is nothing more gracious Than the love she will … more

Letters to the Editor: April 30-May 6, 2020

The Editor: Thank you to all the wonderfully supportive people regarding the desecration of my husband’s roadside marker a few weeks ago. Your gestures, comments and sentiments of care, … more

Letters to the Editor: April 23-29, 2020

The Editor: Last Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, we provided hundreds of surgical masks to the people of Blaine and Birch Bay. I would like to especially recognize the anonymous donor for … more

Letters to the Editor: April 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to make a request to appeal to the public and businesses. I would love to see all of us flying our U.S. flags at half-mast for all of the victims who have died from the … more

Letters to the Editor: April 9-15, 2020

The Editor: Because of COVID-19, the Fisherman’s Memorial Committee event, “The Blessing of the Fleet,” has been postponed. The memorial committee has decided that rather than … more

Letters to the Editor: April 2-8, 2020

The Editor: I would like to urge my fellow readers of The Northern Light to answer the recent call for help from the newspaper’s management by contributing $24 for the continued local … more

Letters to the Editor: March 26-April 1, 2020

The Editor: I listen to hours of mainstream reports on this virus but cannot find an answer to a fundamental problem with the solution that closes down businesses to prevent contact and exposure. … more

Letters to the Editor: March 12-18, 2020

The Editor: It appears our newly elected Whatcom County councilmember Ben Elenbaas is off to a running start, taking pages out of Trump’s playbook by name-calling, innuendo and false or … more

Letters to the Editor: March 5-11, 2020

The Editor: I am very concerned about the comments made by new Whatcom County councilmember, Ben Elenbaas, at a recent council meeting where he likened RE Sources, a local environmental nonprofit … more

Letters to the Editor: February 27-March 4, 2020

The Editor: Dena Jensen was right to criticize the patented name “Iron Chink.” It is a derogatory slur from the past. I refer her and other readers to the Exclusion Acts of 1880 and … more

Letters to the Editor: February 20-26, 2020

The Editor: In his letter in last week’s paper (February 13-19), Mickey Masdeo exhibited the kind of self-defeating thinking that can ruin school systems. Voting no on levies because you … more

Letters to the Editor: February 13-19, 2020

The Editor: The Northern Light newspaper is more interesting with every issue. I’m really enjoying the focus on local businesses and the exclusive articles on the CBP. A big “thank … more

Letters to the Editor: February 6-12, 2020

The Editor: It’s sad that we need to legislate common sense and allow children to run lemonade stands without interference. But it would be worse to see local governments harassing children … more

Letters to the Editor: January 30-February 5, 2020

The Editor: Winston Churchill once remarked, “Democracy is the worst form of government – right after all the other forms of government.” At this moment in history, both of … more

Letters to the Editor: January 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to start by thanking the Blaine Police Department and the city of Blaine for installing the radar-controlled, speed-indicating traffic signs on D Street. They work. I … more

Letters to the Editor: January 9-15, 2020

The Editor: The leadership team for the Blaine/Birch Bay Community Toy Store would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the community who had a part in making the toy store happen in 2019! … more

Letters to the Editor: January 2-8, 2020

The Editor: Once again, the Blaine Food Bank (BFB) has been humbled. With great pride and gratitude to local residents and businesses, BFB volunteers announce that we successfully raised over … more

Letters to the Editor: December 12-18, 2019

The Editor: We are all so thankful for the support of our volunteer staff, donors and this newspaper. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the people who helped make this year’s … more

Letters to the Editor: December 5-11, 2019

The Editor: I just wanted to thank the management and staff of the Blaine Public Works Department. There are too many names to list, but Ravyn, Leroy, Debbie and Sam all quickly come to … more
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