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Letters to the Editor, June 25 - July 1, 2020

The Editor: I am a common resident of Blaine. My 82nd birthday was on Sunday, so I have lived in several states and seen lots of emergencies. As a child, my sister married a guy who wanted to be a … more

Letters to the Editor, June 18-24

The Editor and Chief Tanksley: It was painful to read of your experience of being Black in America; it must have been painful to write. Thank you for telling us your story. We needed to hear … more

Letters to the Editor, June 11-18

The Editor: Blaine police chief Donnell Tanksley’s personal story, “It’s long past time the two Americas come together,” that he shared in the June 4 issue of The Northern … more

Letters to the Editor, June 4-10

The Editor: I think that the renewal to authorize Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was delayed by the U.S. Senate. The present clash of public and police begs for honest discussion and … more

Letters to the Editor: May 21-27

The Editor:  I cannot imagine what prompted the city of Blaine to devise a new director’s position to accommodate a staff member’s “preferred” line of work due to … more

Letters to the Editor: May 7-13, 2020

The Editor: A Mother’s Day Greeting By Clay Harrison There is nothing more precious Than a mother’s sweet prayer; There is nothing more gracious Than the love she will … more

Letters to the Editor: April 30-May 6, 2020

The Editor: Thank you to all the wonderfully supportive people regarding the desecration of my husband’s roadside marker a few weeks ago. Your gestures, comments and sentiments of care, … more

Letters to the Editor: April 23-29, 2020

The Editor: Last Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, we provided hundreds of surgical masks to the people of Blaine and Birch Bay. I would like to especially recognize the anonymous donor for … more

Letters to the Editor: April 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to make a request to appeal to the public and businesses. I would love to see all of us flying our U.S. flags at half-mast for all of the victims who have died from the … more

Letters to the Editor: April 2-8, 2020

The Editor: I would like to urge my fellow readers of The Northern Light to answer the recent call for help from the newspaper’s management by contributing $24 for the continued local … more

Letters to the Editor: March 26-April 1, 2020

The Editor: I listen to hours of mainstream reports on this virus but cannot find an answer to a fundamental problem with the solution that closes down businesses to prevent contact and exposure. … more

Letters to the Editor: March 12-18, 2020

The Editor: It appears our newly elected Whatcom County councilmember Ben Elenbaas is off to a running start, taking pages out of Trump’s playbook by name-calling, innuendo and false or … more

Letters to the Editor: March 5-11, 2020

The Editor: I am very concerned about the comments made by new Whatcom County councilmember, Ben Elenbaas, at a recent council meeting where he likened RE Sources, a local environmental nonprofit … more

Letters to the Editor: February 27-March 4, 2020

The Editor: Dena Jensen was right to criticize the patented name “Iron Chink.” It is a derogatory slur from the past. I refer her and other readers to the Exclusion Acts of 1880 and … more

Letters to the Editor: February 20-26, 2020

The Editor: In his letter in last week’s paper (February 13-19), Mickey Masdeo exhibited the kind of self-defeating thinking that can ruin school systems. Voting no on levies because you … more

Letters to the Editor: February 13-19, 2020

The Editor: The Northern Light newspaper is more interesting with every issue. I’m really enjoying the focus on local businesses and the exclusive articles on the CBP. A big “thank … more

Letters to the Editor: February 6-12, 2020

The Editor: It’s sad that we need to legislate common sense and allow children to run lemonade stands without interference. But it would be worse to see local governments harassing children … more

Letters to the Editor: January 30-February 5, 2020

The Editor: Winston Churchill once remarked, “Democracy is the worst form of government – right after all the other forms of government.” At this moment in history, both of … more

Letters to the Editor: January 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to start by thanking the Blaine Police Department and the city of Blaine for installing the radar-controlled, speed-indicating traffic signs on D Street. They work. I … more

Letters to the Editor: January 9-15, 2020

The Editor: The leadership team for the Blaine/Birch Bay Community Toy Store would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the community who had a part in making the toy store happen in 2019! … more
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