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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: October 6-12, 2022

The Editor: ‘Make America Great Again;’ a political slogan that one would not suspect would invoke such vitriol as was apparent in Mr. Ganz’s recent letter to the … more

Letters to The Editor: September 29-October 5, 2022

The Editor: The Gathering Place – Blaine has served Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer for the past two years. We’ve helped people obtain food, clothing, mental and medical care, government … more

Letters to The Editor: September 22-28, 2022

The Editor: Rank choice voting is a farce that benefits the incumbent and Democrats. Alaska is a perfect example of how the system is rigged. The Republican vote was split so now a Democrat is … more

Letters to The Editor: September 15-21, 2022

The Editor: American politics have been increasingly volatile over recent years with economic and various other forms systemic inequalities, the culprit moving our nation into only darker times … more

Letters to The Editor: September 8-14, 2022

The Editor: Thanks to Ray Leone for his letter to the editor about what so many have felt … the huge non-nautical style building at H and 3rd streets, I have nicknamed “The … more

Letters to The Editor: September 1-7, 2022

The Editor: After reading your article about revising downtown zoning, I heard that little girl from Poltergeist warning, “They’re back…”  With new members of city … more

Letters to The Editor: August 25-31, 2022

The Editor: I have always been befuddled by the arithmetic skills of Blaine City Council regardless of who was on it. It has been stated that the city can’t decide what to do with the … more

Letters to The Editor: August 18-24, 2022

The Editor: Wouldn’t you take steps to prevent a life-threatening condition, if supportive programs were easily accessible right in your community? More than 800,000 Americans suffer from … more

Letters to The Editor: August 11-17, 2022

The Editor: My wife and I are hosting a family reunion this week, August 10-14; cousins and spouses will be arriving from California as well as from Ontario and Québec in eastern Canada. If … more

Letters to The Editor: July 28-August 3, 2022

The Editor: A vote for Ben Elenbaas for the state Senate means you are paying attention. The community is being held hostage by rising crime (from 2019 to 2021 aggravated assault up 38.9 … more

Letters to The Editor: July 21-27, 2022

The Editor: Merideth Goodman and I are friends and we both serve on the board of Drayton Harbor Maritime. We both have white hair. But Merideth did not attend the Washington Trust meeting at the … more

Letters to The Editor: July 14-20, 2022

The Editor: Every year Fourth of July in Birch Bay is a special event with the night sky lit by fireworks all around the bay. But every year, Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce vilifies this most … more

Letters to The Editor: June 30-July 6, 2022

The Editor: I want to let you know that we enjoy the newspaper for local activities, entertainment, and restaurant information, gardening sales, real estate happenings and more. Plus, living in … more

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
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