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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: November 14-20, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the board of the Pacific Arts Association (PAA), a heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals and families who attended Nick Biello’s EastWest Winds Quintet concert … more

Letters to the Editor: November 7-13, 2019

The Editor: Bill Becht wrote in the October 24-30, 2019 issue of The Northern Light that Blaine is a speed trap and is causing not only tourists but locals to avoid downtown Blaine. I don’t … more

Letters to the Editor: October 31-November 6, 2019

The Editor: First, I support all border agents. The work they do is difficult. However, the story about the elderly woman from Canada who died in Drayton Harbor was disturbing. This woman was … more

Letters to the Editor: October 24-30, 2019

The Editor: I read all local candidates’ websites and social media posts (including ones later deleted), and I attend or listen to as many candidate forums as I can. Only Natalie … more

Letters to the Editor: October 17-23, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the Blaine Booster Club and Hall of Fame Committee, I would like to thank all who attended Blaine High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame induction. The event was … more

Letters to the Editor: October 10-16, 2019

The Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following people who compassionately helped my family with my mother’s tragic accident at the Blaine boat launch: Officer Skylar Deffinbaugh … more

Letters to the Editor: October 3-9, 2019

The Editor: Given the daily changes in our economy and climate that we all see, this is not the time for business as usual at the Port of Bellingham. Did you know the port’s impacts extend … more

Letters to the Editor: September 26-October 2, 2019

The Editor: In the upcoming Blaine City Council election, I am eager to vote for Richard May for ward 1. Richard has been going that extra mile for us for many years, saving the library, … more

Letters to the Editor: September 19-25, 2019

The Editor:  The Community Assistance Program (CAP) will be providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets again this year for those in our community with financial need. Last year, over 265 baskets … more

Letters to the Editor: September 12-18, 2019

The Editor: I would like to thank Lily Kerlin for her courageous and insightful letter published in the August 29 – September 4 edition of The Northern Light. The Northwest Washington Fair … more

Letters to the Editor: September 5-11, 2019

The Editor: Very soon, coastal district 5 residents will choose our representative on the county council. For me, that choice is clear. Natalie McClendon has the experience and temperament to be a … more

Letters to the Editor: August 29-September 4, 2019

The Editor: The Friends of the Blaine Library hosted an information table with free books and kids’ prizes at Drayton Harbor Days, which took place on August 3 and 4. Library hero Jeff … more

Letters to the Editor: August 22-28, 2019

The Editor: Let’s call what is going on in our country as white supremacy what it really is – ethnic cleansing! It is not that Caucasians should be number one, but rather the only … more

Letters to the Editor: August 15-21, 2019

The Editor: The primaries are over and the focus now is on the general election in November. Our election system – a top-two primary followed by a winner-take-all general – is mandated … more

Letters to the Editor: April 18-24

The Editor: I generally enjoy the newspaper. I just don’t get it sometimes, though. The latest issue has a half page photo on the cover, a headline: “Big turn-out ...” The caption … more

Letters to the Editor: April 11-17

The Editor: It’s beginning to look a lot like spring! Which is a welcome sight. It’s also the time when people think about the annual ritual of “spring cleaning.” We at the Blaine … more

Letters to the Editor: April 4-10

The Editor: We are Girl Scout Troop 45061 from Blaine. On April 18, we are donating Girl Scout cookies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Seattle for families while they wait for … more

Letters to the Editor: March 28-April 3

The Editor: I would like to report an extraordinary act of kindness, and tell a happy-ending story to emphasize what a wonderful community we live in. On February 28, my son’s 1994 Toyota … more

Letters to the Editor: March 21-27

The Editor: The primary election for the Blaine City Council will be in August and the general election for the council will be in November. The primary election allows the voters in … more

Letters to the Editor: March 14-20

The Editor: It has now been a little over a month since Allen Schubert abruptly and immediately resigned from his short lived position as Blaine Police Chief – to go back to a job he never … more
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