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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: March 30-April 5, 2023

The Editor: March 17-19, 2023 marked the 20th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival. Hundreds of people from the Puget Sound region, Lower Mainland B.C. as well as from around the … more

Letters to The Editor: March 23-29, 2023

Comments on the website… I may be stumbling in the sentence structure here, but are the Seafood Producers Cooperative contending that they’ve been on the “frontlines of ... … more

Letters to The Editor: March 16-22, 2023

The Editor: Wow, what a showing from our Whatcom County basketball teams at the state tournament in Yakima!  First of all, being a lifelong Borderite, I have to say congratulations to … more

Letters to The Editor: March 9-15, 2023

The Editor: Our nation’s budget should reflect the concerns of its citizens. As citizens we are greatly concerned about recent increases in violence, atrocities and human suffering around … more

Letters to The Editor: March 2-8, 2023

The Editor: Although we are only part-time residents, we are happy to support and glad that there is a local newspaper that we can read online to see what’s happening in our favorite little … more

Letters to The Editor: February 23-March 1, 2023

The Editor: Wondering why the Blaine Harbor Music Festival evening performances are not showcased at the Blaine Harbor music shell? The weather is beautiful in July, sunsets are late, the … more

Letters to The Editor: February 16-22, 2023

The Editor: I really enjoyed Jonathan Hall’s article “Glacial ice sheet that covered Blaine leaves remnants” on the opinion page of the February 2 issue. I have always … more

Letters to The Editor: February 2-8, 2023

The Editor: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, … more

Letters to The Editor: January 25-February 1, 2023

The Editor: I want to share information about having an alternative to having to pay too much for prescription drug medications.  The NBC series “Side Effects, NBC News Investigating … more

Letters to The Editor: January 19-25, 2023

The Editor: Thank you for informing the community of those chosen for the ad hoc downtown advisory committee, and for some information about each member. This is an important committee for the … more

Letters to The Editor: January 12-18, 2023

The Editor: I would like to congratulate Grace McCarthy for three years of excellent journalism at The Northern Light. She has now been there for three years, first as an intern for university … more

Letters to The Editor: January 5-11, 2023

The Editor: As the New Year begins, it’s a good time to highlight some success stories in healthcare.  I am a diabetologist so diabetes prevention is always at the forefront of my … more

Letters to The Editor: December 22, 2022-January 4, 2023

The Editor: Oh, my goodness. You did it again! The  food bank asked and you answered.  We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support from our community during our 2022 matching … more

Letters to The Editor: December 15-21, 2022

The Editor: I recently attended the Blaine planning commission for the H Street mobile home park meeting on December 8. I was and remain deeply concerned about the integrity of the proceedings … more

Letters to The Editor: December 8-14, 2022

The Editor: There is something that I think the city of Blaine could help with. I have noticed three or four times that when there is a backup at the U.S./Canada border people are getting out … more

Letters to The Editor: December 1-7, 2022

The Editor: This year’s Thanksgiving Basket Program was a real challenge. Avian flu, or bird flu, caused a shortage of turkeys, packing boxes were hard to find and locating a site seemed … more

Letters to The Editor: November 24-30, 2022

The Editor: Once again (for the third time in nine years?), the city of Blaine is engaging a consultant to “revitalize” downtown Blaine. This time at a huge expense – … more

Letters to The Editor: November 17-23, 2022

The Editor: I want to extend a huge “thank you” to the residents of Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer for their generosity to the Community Assistance Program’s winter coat drive. To … more

Letters to The Editor: November 10-16, 2022

The Editor: 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Blaine Food Bank serving our community. During that time, we have had 10 presidents, engaged in five wars, entered a new age of … more

Letters to The Editor: November 3-9, 2022

The Editor: My name is Eugene Kurchin and I am a U.S. citizen who was deported from Canada into Blaine back in August. I was in Canada looking for a better life and the Canada Border Services … more
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