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Letters to the Editor: December 12-18, 2019

The Editor: We are all so thankful for the support of our volunteer staff, donors and this newspaper. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the people who helped make this year’s … more

Letters to the Editor: November 14-20, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the board of the Pacific Arts Association (PAA), a heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals and families who attended Nick Biello’s EastWest Winds Quintet concert … more

Letters to the Editor: October 3-9, 2019

The Editor: Given the daily changes in our economy and climate that we all see, this is not the time for business as usual at the Port of Bellingham. Did you know the port’s impacts extend … more

Letters to the Editor: February 6-12, 2020

The Editor: It’s sad that we need to legislate common sense and allow children to run lemonade stands without interference. But it would be worse to see local governments harassing children … 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: October 10-16, 2019

The Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following people who compassionately helped my family with my mother’s tragic accident at the Blaine boat launch: Officer Skylar Deffinbaugh … more

Letters to the Editor: November 21-27, 2019

The Editor: One of the most appalling aspects of this impeachment is that our President considers his fellow Americans as the enemy to the degree of enlisting foreign agents to help him. What is … 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: January 30-February 5, 2020

The Editor: Winston Churchill once remarked, “Democracy is the worst form of government – right after all the other forms of government.” At this moment in history, both of … 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: October 17-23, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the Blaine Booster Club and Hall of Fame Committee, I would like to thank all who attended Blaine High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame induction. The event was … 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: 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: January 2-8, 2020

The Editor: Once again, the Blaine Food Bank (BFB) has been humbled. With great pride and gratitude to local residents and businesses, BFB volunteers announce that we successfully raised over … 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 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: February 13-19, 2020

The Editor: The Northern Light newspaper is more interesting with every issue. I’m really enjoying the focus on local businesses and the exclusive articles on the CBP. A big “thank … more

Letters to the Editor: November 28-December 4, 2019

The Editor: An alarming percentage of local newspapers have gone out of business, giving up to TV and online services and discarding their valuable historical files. I am so pleased that The … more

Letters to the Editor: October 24-30, 2019

The Editor: I read all local candidates’ websites and social media posts (including ones later deleted), and I attend or listen to as many candidate forums as I can. Only Natalie … 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
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