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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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
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Letters to The Editor: June 23-29, 2022

The Editor: Come join together for a greener world.  The Sacred Earth Fair, Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice’s big event this year, is just around the corner. It will happen on … more

Letters to The Editor: June 16-22, 2022

The Editor: We are so privileged to do the work that we do. The outpouring of support that we received from the community during the past two years is immeasurable. But now, once again we must ask … more

Letters to The Editor: June 9-15, 2022

The Editor: I’m an Intalco retiree, retiring after working 34 and a half years. I have been watching and hoping Intalco will restart. A letter published in this paper recently gave state … more

Letters to The Editor: June 2-8, 2022

The Editor: How would Blaine react to a mass shooting incident? We should work on issues of angst and community building. Let’s encourage “we” rather than “they and … more

Letters to The Editor: May 26-June 1, 2022

The Editor: I would like to comment on the column run in the May 19-25 issue of The Northern Light entitled “Important characteristics to know about cat breeds.” Bengal cats are not truly … more

Letters to The Editor: May 19-25, 2022

The Editor:  I wanted to write to you regarding the article in May 12 issue of The Northern Light regarding the Blaine City Council meeting and arguments that ensued over the role of the … more

Letters to The Editor: May 5-11, 2022

The Editor: I want to comment on two letters in last week’s issue of The Northern Light. First from Stephen Nelson regarding the governance of Birch Bay. I agree with him, we need to … more

Letters to The Editor: April 28-May 4, 2022

The Editor: I love Birch Bay. If I could ask Whatcom County government, I am sure – he, she, they – would also say they “love Birch Bay.” However, I bet my perspective … more

Letters to The Editor: April 14-20, 2022

The Editor: Six hundred and twenty-one. That’s the number of jobs lost by the closing of Intalco. When the aluminum smelting plant shut its doors in 2020, amidst the pandemic, it caused … more

Letters to The Editor: April 7-13, 2022

The Editor: I want to thank Gary and Cindy Lou Vogt for their thoughtful and heartfelt letter to the community, and thank you for printing it in the March 13 issue. When I first learned of the … more

Letters to The Editor: March 31-April 6, 2022

The Editor: Thank you, The Northern Light, for alerting us to Blaine resident Dolores Jordan’s Ukrainian support efforts. Wanting to help, we’re privileged to know our donations will go … more

Letters to The Editor: March 24-30, 2022

The Editor: I love the sound of a train’s whistle, especially when the engineer gets the signal correct – two medium, one short and one long. There is just nothing like that sound in … more

Letters to The Editor: March 17-23, 2022

The Editor My brother died today. As with most deaths, the loss is directed at those close friends and family. It is at those times that memories – good and bad – are replayed in … more

Letters to The Editor: March 10-16, 2022

The Editor: A statement made regarding the library proposition in last week’s issue read, “We need to follow the will of the voters …” I agree with that statement and wish … more

Letters to The Editor: March 3-9, 2022

The Editor: It is Sunday night and I am watching CBS 60 minutes. The closing piece was about local newspapers. For a long-time I have enjoyed my local paper, wherever I lived. In a small county on … more

Letters to The Editor: February 24-March 2, 2022

The Editor: I guess the construction of the home being built by the Freeman family is newsworthy in its unique appearance. Still, I find that choice of design that will shade and hover over its … more

Letters to The Editor: February 17-23, 2022

The Editor Could Chief Tanksley identify who he chose to voluntarily serve on the LEMART (I believe it stands for: Law Enforcement Mutual Assistance Response Team) intended to assist in … more

Letters to The Editor: February 10-16, 2022

The Editor: According to CBC reporting, 90 percent of Canadian truck drivers are Covid-19 vaccinated. Therefore the recent anti-vaxx’er support rally was weirdly misinformed. A … more

Letters to The Editor: February 3-9, 2022

The Editor: I just returned from a Saturday shopping trip to downtown Blaine. In a parking lot and on the Peace Portal Way were trucks with all sorts of flags and “Stop the Mandate” … more

Letters to The Editor: January 27-February 2, 2022

(Editor’s note: This week’s issue is the last one in which The Northern Light will accept political letters for the February 8 special election. We will continue to publish political … more
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