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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

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
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