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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: February 29-March 6, 2024

The Editor: I got up last Thursday morning and went outside in our backyard for our morning coffee. All of a sudden I heard a “meow meow.” Where was that sound coming from? I … more

Letters to The Editor: February 22-28, 2024

The Editor: Thank you for your participation in the electoral process during the February special election.The latest voting results show voters are approving Blaine school district’s … more

Letters to The Editor: January 25-31, 2024

The Editor: Your “yes” vote is crucial in supporting the continuation of the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 levy initiative this February, and here’s why. … more

Letters to The Editor: January 18-24, 2024

The Editor: Thank you to The Northern Light for publishing in last week’s issue an article about the Port of Bellingham’s request for public comment regarding its updated Blaine … more

Letters to The Editor: January 11-17, 2024

The Editor: The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) is a law that requires state and local governments to manage Washington’s growth by identifying and protecting critical areas … more

Letters to The Editor: January 4-10, 2024

The Editor: I’d like to express my gratitude for the Birch Bay Activity Center. Residents of Blaine as well as non-residents are blessed to have so many activities to choose from. … more

Letters to The Editor: December 21-27, 2023

The Editor: CAP’s Blaine/Birch Bay Community Toy Store welcomed parents from 120 families last week who came to shop for Christmas gifts for their children at drastically discounted … more

Letters to The Editor: December 7-13, 2023

The Editor: As an impoverished border town with nothing to do or see, longtime Blaine residents have apparently adopted a losing mindset, one where they are resolved to that longstanding … more

Letters to The Editor: November 30-December 6, 2023

The Editor: For 20 years I have had the privilege of working for the Thanksgiving Basket program. This program would not be possible without the support of the following community members. … more

Letters to The Editor: November 23-29, 2023

The Editor: As we begin this holiday season celebrating our blessings of abundance, it is so easy to forget that far too many individuals and families in our community struggle daily to simply … more

Letters to The Editor: November 16-22, 2023

The Editor: In a letter in your November 9-15 issue, one of our community members voiced alarm about fishing they thought was unusual and shared concern that people were trying to “clean … more

Letters to The Editor: November 9-15, 2023

The Editor:  I am writing this letter with intention to let Birch Bay residents to know I am not the only one to be stunned by what’s going on out there where we live. Do you see all … more

Letters to The Editor: October 26-November 1, 2023

Editor’s note: The Northern Light does not publish political support letters the week before an election. No political letters will be accepted for the November 2 issue.  The Editor: … more

Letters to the Editor, October 19, 2023

The Editor: Public safety, stewardship of our land, respecting taxpayer dollars and promoting living wage jobs are issues voters care about, not just currently but throughout election cycles for … more

Letters to The Editor: October 12-18, 2023

The Editor: Who should be your next Whatcom County Sheriff? Present Whatcom County Undersheriff Doug Chadwick or present Blaine city Police Chief Donnell Tanksley? The position of county sheriff … more

Letters to The Editor: October 5-11, 2023

The Editor: Wow! What a beautiful wedding we had for my daughter and fiancé on September 23. Thank you so much Tom and Shelley Johnson for the generous use of your home, the incredible … more

Letters to The Editor: September 28-October 4, 2023

The Editor:  I am one of many Whatcom County Council District 5 residents who have awaited the opportunity to replace incumbent councilmember Ben Elenbaas with someone who will truly … more

Letters to The Editor: September 21-27, 2023

The Editor: On August 12, 2019, Family Care Network published their proposal for the Blaine medical facility. What was proposed and would be built was a great facility. The staffing and lab … more

Letters to The Editor: September 14-20, 2023

The Editor:  Campaign signs are going up. The November elections are coming up. For many people the response is to think political, but this election is about us. The county council … more

Letters to The Editor: September 7-13, 2023

The Editor: Ahoy there, good citizens of Blaine! In case you have wondered whether ‘tis true or not, pirates are indeed alive and well in Drayton Harbor. Yes, with all the crab they steal … more
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