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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

Letters to The Editor: October 27-November 2, 2022

The Editor: The upcoming general election may be one of the most consequential ever when it comes to retaining many of the rights we have been enjoying for a long time. Surprisingly, these … more

Letters to the Editor: October 20-26, 2022

Editor's note: The below letters were not included in the print issue and were held for online. The Editor: I am a proud resident of Whatcom County. My husband and I are raising two sons here, … more

Letters to The Editor: October 13-19, 2022

The Editor: A recent letter cautioned us not to be afraid of MAGA Republicans. The author claims that MAGA Republicans are against crime. Most people, no matter what party they identify with or no … more

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
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