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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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 to the Editor, October 22-28, 2020

Editor’s note: This week’s issue is the last one in which The Northern Light will accept political letters for this election cycle. We will continue to publish political letters … more

Letters to the Editor, October 15-21, 2020

The Editor: Recently, there has been expressed more concern for the elderly since the Covid-19 pandemic. It may be timely to establish a group to protest what other concerns this age group has. It … more

Letters to the Editor, October 8-14, 2020

  The Editor: Lynden is a basketball town so may recognize that the "winningest coach in state history"(Seattle Times) passed away on Monday, September 14. Coach Ed Pepple (882-237) at … more

Letters to the Editor, October 1-8, 2020

The Editor: We are the biggest supporters of Alicia Rule, a lovely woman who is running for 42nd District state representative in Olympia. Sharon Shewmake is the incumbent representative for the … more

Letters to the Editor, September 24-30, 2020

The Editor: With the presidential election taking most of our attention, it is important not to shortchange the “down ballot” races. There is nothing “down” about them. Who … more

Letters to the Editor, September 17-23, 2020

The Editor: I am voicing my frustration. It is a mandate to wear a mask, meaning recommended and not a law. It is recognized that some people cannot wear a mask. I happen to be one of those. When … more

Letters to the Editor: September 10-16, 2020

The Editor: My Biden supporter friends are not racists. The difference between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is that you do have to imagine Trump is a racist while Biden has a long history … more

Letters to the Editor, September 3-9, 2020

The Editor: Heartfelt thanks to Nimbus Real Estate and Wild Bird Charity for hosting the American Graffiti Auto Show. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well done! Angry and sorry to hear about Diane … more

Letters to the Editor: August 27-September 2, 2020

The Editor and Mr. Werner: While it is your right to vote for President Donald Trump, please don’t ask for understanding. Yes, he is the first non-politician president. However, his previous … more

Letters to the Editor: August 20-26, 2020

The Editor: Just a reminder to remind family, friends and neighbors to slow down, quiet down and be respectful of other neighborhoods and communities while driving. I know some of you that read … more

Letters to the Editor: August 13–19, 2020

The Editor: President Donald Trump, I suspect for many, is not an easily likable individual. More strongly, he’s likely an easily dislikable individual. Go figure, he did not spend the bulk … more

Letters to the Editor: August 6-12, 2020

The Editor: Last week, a letter linked Covid-19 mask protection with Orwell’s novel “1984.” I give the writer credit for a reading skill beyond 3rd grade. However, his reasoning … more

Letters to the Editor: July 30 - August 5, 2020

The Editor: Partisan manipulation has to stop. The investigation of Alicia Rule because there was a political flyer around the ballot is an absolute ruse. Anyone who has a mailbox or P.O. box … more

Letters to the Editor: July 23-30

The Editor: A recent letter to The Northern Light inaccurately reported that sheriff’s office expenditures represent 65-70 percent of the Whatcom County Council’s total budget and … more

Letters to the Editor: July 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I am writing to thank the organizers of the recent Black Lives Matter rally in Blaine, and The Northern Light for its detailed account of the day and the interviews of people who were … more

Letters to the Editor: July 9-15, 2020

The Editor: I appreciate Lee Bravener’s sympathetic understanding of my letter on police reform. In the midst of a worldwide protest on police violence, we once again watch another cop pull … more

Letters to the Editor: July 2-8, 2020

The Editor: For the past 20 years or more, I have been shocked over and over again and upset that police were shooting unarmed young Black people in the back and killing them – and getting … more

Letters to the Editor, June 25 - July 1, 2020

The Editor: I am a common resident of Blaine. My 82nd birthday was on Sunday, so I have lived in several states and seen lots of emergencies. As a child, my sister married a guy who wanted to be a … more

Letters to the Editor, June 18-24

The Editor and Chief Tanksley: It was painful to read of your experience of being Black in America; it must have been painful to write. Thank you for telling us your story. We needed to hear … more

Letters to the Editor, June 11-18

The Editor: Blaine police chief Donnell Tanksley’s personal story, “It’s long past time the two Americas come together,” that he shared in the June 4 issue of The Northern … more
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