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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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

Letters to the Editor: October 29-November 4, 2020

The Editor: I would like to thank our local UPS driver and a lady motorist for helping me with a traumatic incident yesterday on H Street and Ronald Drive. I was walking my dog at the nearby … more

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
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