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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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

Letters to the Editor: March 7-13

The Editor: Sadly, Blaine will be losing a wonderful business when Ny and his wife Sam close their Blaine Jewelry Source store. I have had many watch batteries replaced over the years by Ny … more

Letters to the Editor: February 28-March 6

The Editor: TouchStone Health Clinic’s staff and providers would like to thank the communities of Blaine and Birch Bay for the recognition of the 2018 Business of the Year … more

Letters to the Editor: February 21-27, 2019

The Editor: Thanks Harriett Lenardson for your letter regarding Birch Bay Drive. About time someone spoke up. I moved up here from Arizona and rented a condo by the bay. I had to laugh at the … more

Letters to the Editor: February 14-20, 2019

The Editor: Public education is a hot topic in our state. I would like to know why we have so many school districts in Whatcom County as opposed to the Seattle school district, which has one. … more

Letters to the Editor: February 7-13

The Editor: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Blaine area ports of entry would like to extend their thanks to the local community on both sides of the … more

Letters to the Editor: January 31-February 6

The Editor: There were a lot of shed tears and shared hugs at the Blaine Food Bank on Saturday when we opened our doors to exclusively serve our friends and neighbors who were … more

Letters to the Editor: January 24-30

The Editor: I am very happy to have a chief of police in Blaine of such high caliber. Coming from somewhere else myself, I welcome you to help add diversity to this small town. I … more

Letters to the Editor: January 17-23

The Editor: Perhaps before taking the time to write a letter to the editor blasting someone’s ignorance, prospective authors should actually do a bit of research. Representative … more

Letters to the Editor: January 10-16

The Editor: Once again, the Blaine Food Bank (BFB) has been overwhelmed! It is with great pride in our communities and deep gratitude for the local residents that … more
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