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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: May 30-June 5, 2024

The Editor: I was dismayed to read the article: “CDC to put tight restrictions on dogs traveling across the border.” As a new resident of Blaine, this was disappointing news. When I … more

Letters to The Editor: May 23-29, 2024

The Editor: Thank you for the excellent article “CDC to put tight restrictions on dogs traveling across the border.” I beg you to keep following up on this crazy plan from the CDC. … more

Letters to The Editor: May 16-22, 2024

The Editor: I am writing again to commend you for your excellent coverage, this time the finessed departure of Jon Hutchings, the former Whatcom County public works director. All I know about … more

Letters to The Editor: May 9-15, 2024

The Editor: The parents of Blaine High School’s class of 2024 have been working diligently to ensure our students have a “safe and sober” graduation night celebration. … more

Letters to The Editor: May 2-8, 2024

The Editor: Like many school districts, our district faces budget cuts this spring. There are four main reasons for this in Blaine. First, approximately 85 percent of our school district’s … more

Letters to The Editor: April 25-May 1, 2024

The Editor: If one doubts the power and reach of local, independent journalism, look no further than The Northern Light . On April 21, the Mount Baker Foundation (MBF) hosted a ‘Share … more

Letters to The Editor: April 18-24, 2024

The Editor: After reading The Northern Light article regarding the missing child, Rajan Chand, I find a couple of things troubling in the reporting. The article states that on December 29, … more

Letters to The Editor: April 4-10, 2024

The Editor: The Blaine High School Theatre Arts program is presenting another delightful musical. This spring’s offering by our talented and hard-working students will be “Mamma … more

Letters to The Editor: March 21-27, 2024

The Editor: The Blaine Food Bank is proud to partner with Washington State Department of Health and welcome their “Care-a-Van” free immunization clinic on Friday, March 29 from 9 … more

Letters to The Editor: March 14-20, 2024

The Editor: Looking out the window, it is hard to believe that our annual Blaine Scholarship Foundation golf tournament is just three months (and small change) away – Saturday, June 1. We … more

Letter to The Editor: March 7-13, 2024

The Editor: On behalf of Valley Church in Blaine, we would like to thank the following people for their unrelenting support of the Blaine Community Services Outreach: • Carroll Solomon … more

Letters to The Editor: February 29-March 6, 2024

The Editor: I got up last Thursday morning and went outside in our backyard for our morning coffee. All of a sudden I heard a “meow meow.” Where was that sound coming from? I … more

Letters to The Editor: February 22-28, 2024

The Editor: Thank you for your participation in the electoral process during the February special election.The latest voting results show voters are approving Blaine school district’s … more

Letters to The Editor: January 25-31, 2024

The Editor: Your “yes” vote is crucial in supporting the continuation of the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 levy initiative this February, and here’s why. … more

Letters to The Editor: January 18-24, 2024

The Editor: Thank you to The Northern Light for publishing in last week’s issue an article about the Port of Bellingham’s request for public comment regarding its updated Blaine … more

Letters to The Editor: January 11-17, 2024

The Editor: The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) is a law that requires state and local governments to manage Washington’s growth by identifying and protecting critical areas … more

Letters to The Editor: January 4-10, 2024

The Editor: I’d like to express my gratitude for the Birch Bay Activity Center. Residents of Blaine as well as non-residents are blessed to have so many activities to choose from. … more

Letters to The Editor: December 21-27, 2023

The Editor: CAP’s Blaine/Birch Bay Community Toy Store welcomed parents from 120 families last week who came to shop for Christmas gifts for their children at drastically discounted … more

Letters to The Editor: December 7-13, 2023

The Editor: As an impoverished border town with nothing to do or see, longtime Blaine residents have apparently adopted a losing mindset, one where they are resolved to that longstanding … more

Letters to The Editor: November 30-December 6, 2023

The Editor: For 20 years I have had the privilege of working for the Thanksgiving Basket program. This program would not be possible without the support of the following community members. … more
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