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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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

Letters to the Editor, June 4-10

The Editor: I think that the renewal to authorize Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was delayed by the U.S. Senate. The present clash of public and police begs for honest discussion and … more

Letters to the Editor: May 21-27

The Editor:  I cannot imagine what prompted the city of Blaine to devise a new director’s position to accommodate a staff member’s “preferred” line of work due to … more

Letters to the Editor: May 7-13, 2020

The Editor: A Mother’s Day Greeting By Clay Harrison There is nothing more precious Than a mother’s sweet prayer; There is nothing more gracious Than the love she will … more

Letters to the Editor: April 30-May 6, 2020

The Editor: Thank you to all the wonderfully supportive people regarding the desecration of my husband’s roadside marker a few weeks ago. Your gestures, comments and sentiments of care, … more

Letters to the Editor: April 23-29, 2020

The Editor: Last Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, we provided hundreds of surgical masks to the people of Blaine and Birch Bay. I would like to especially recognize the anonymous donor for … more

Letters to the Editor: April 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to make a request to appeal to the public and businesses. I would love to see all of us flying our U.S. flags at half-mast for all of the victims who have died from the … more

Letters to the Editor: April 9-15, 2020

The Editor: Because of COVID-19, the Fisherman’s Memorial Committee event, “The Blessing of the Fleet,” has been postponed. The memorial committee has decided that rather than … more

Letters to the Editor: April 2-8, 2020

The Editor: I would like to urge my fellow readers of The Northern Light to answer the recent call for help from the newspaper’s management by contributing $24 for the continued local … more

Letters to the Editor: March 26-April 1, 2020

The Editor: I listen to hours of mainstream reports on this virus but cannot find an answer to a fundamental problem with the solution that closes down businesses to prevent contact and exposure. … more

Letters to the Editor: March 12-18, 2020

The Editor: It appears our newly elected Whatcom County councilmember Ben Elenbaas is off to a running start, taking pages out of Trump’s playbook by name-calling, innuendo and false or … more
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