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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: April 1-7, 2021

The Editor: Greatly appreciate the Olympia Highlights Column. All newspapers should print a similar column to promote transparency of government. It was interesting to note that in the March 25-31 … more

Letters to the Editor: March 25-March 31, 2021

The Editor: It saddens me to read letters that perpetuate misinformed perspectives. Let’s work together to understand why the 2020 election was not a fraud. If that were true, all … more

Letters to the Editor: March 18-24, 2021

The Editor: Since Covid-19, I have been hooked on Netflix. But recently I have discovered a book “Blood on a Blue Moon” written by a local writer Jessica Stone. Netflix is now on … more

Letters to the Editor: March 11-17, 2021

The Editor: This is for the car guy Doug Dahl. Recently, I purchased a 2019 Subaru. It is the first automatic transmission in my life (I’m 75). After three weeks, my right hand still … more

Letters to the Editor, March 4-10, 2021

The Editor: The windstorm at the beginning of February took down a tree and the sign for the Blaine Free Church Unitarian Universalist congregation on the corner of Harrison and Cedar. The new … more

Letters to the Editor, February 18-24, 2021

The Editor: Access to Covid-19 vaccines is a confusing, disjointed, frustrating hodgepodge throughout the country. Vaccine availability here in Whatcom County is the largest challenge we face in … more

Letters to the Editor, February 11-17, 2021

The Editor: Regarding your recent story involving the possible city annexation of land near H Street. The recent request for annexation is driven by a local property owner to develop property … more

Letters to the Editor, February 4-10, 2021

The Editor: During the opening of the Washington State Legislature session in early January, I watched the speech on TVW by Doug Ericksen, our 42nd District state senator. Ericksen ridiculed the … more

Letters to the Editor, January 28-February 3, 2021

The Editor: Promoting the well discounted lies of Donald Trump, who fired up an attack on our capital, 143 members of Congress actively parroted his lies that attempted to disrupt validation of … more

Letters to the Editor, January 21-27, 2021

The Editor: The letters to the editor in the January 14 edition of The Northern Light proved that there is free speech in America. It is also healthy to allow and state a difference of opinion. … more

Letters to the Editor, January 14-20, 2021

The Editor: Thank you, Lynden Tribune, Joel Douglas and Gerald Hulbert for informing citizens so eloquently on pages A4 and A5 on January 6. Had the President ordered the testing and manufacturing … more

Letters to the Editor, January 7-13, 2021

The Editor: It was a real pleasure to see in last week’s  issue of The Northern Light the full-page advertisement highlighting the dozens and dozens of local properties sold by Jen … more

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2020–January 6, 2021

The Editor “Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” These words would bring scorn and contempt from many if … more

Letters to the Editor, December 17-23, 2020

The Editor: In the last few years, I have been continually plagued by the phrase: Make America Great Again (MAGA). It left me terribly baffled and anxious. Just what were we lacking, what was … more

Letters to the Editor, December 10-16, 2020

The Editor: As one who has lived his entire life in Whatcom County, I applaud the county’s decision to actively dismantle systemic racism through the allocation of taxpayer dollars and … more

Letters to the Editor, December 3-9, 2020

The Editor: I have been very disappointed recently with my own state senator (district 42), Doug Ericksen. Unlike my 42nd district representative, Republican Luanne Van Werven, who graciously … more

Letters to the Editor, November 25-December 2

The Editor: Are you a high school student looking to explore different career opportunities? If so, join Blaine high school and Yes Whatcom/Whatcom Business Alliance’s Virtual Career Fair on … more

Letters to the Editor, November 19-25, 2020

The Editor: Your article headline “Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer voted for Republicans across the board” was just not accurate. Every precinct in Blaine city limits was won by Biden. … more

Letters to the Editor, November 12-18, 2020

The Editor and Blaine residents: Have you visited the new Living Pantry on Peace Portal? My husband and I are delighted with this new store. They offer herbs and spices, skin lotions, shampoos, … more

Letters to the Editor, November 5-11, 2020

The Editor: Currently 230,000 people have passed away from Covid-19. (Johns Hopkins) It is shortsighted to think that if you have no underlying comorbidities and are young that it … more
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