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 Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published.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: September 21-27, 2023

The Editor: On August 12, 2019, Family Care Network published their proposal for the Blaine medical facility. What was proposed and would be built was a great facility. The staffing and lab … more

Letters to The Editor: September 14-20, 2023

The Editor:  Campaign signs are going up. The November elections are coming up. For many people the response is to think political, but this election is about us. The county council … more

Letters to The Editor: September 7-13, 2023

The Editor: Ahoy there, good citizens of Blaine! In case you have wondered whether ‘tis true or not, pirates are indeed alive and well in Drayton Harbor. Yes, with all the crab they steal … more

Letters to The Editor: July 24-30, 2023

The Editor: I want to highlight an important issue that impacts all Whatcom County citizens that was just debated by the county council: Electing vs. appointing the county sheriff.  … more

Letters to The Editor: August 17-23, 2023

The Editor: How Birch Bay’s registered voter residents get to decide on incorporation is important.  In 2008 the feasibility study that’s often cited by the Political … more

Letters to The Editor: August 10-16, 2023

The Editor: The Friends of the Blaine Library continue to remain active in their support of the Blaine Library and wish to thank all who came out to their annual July 4 Blowout Book Sale. Final … more

Letters to The Editor: August 3-9, 2023

The Editor: The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) was contacted in early 2022 regarding the sign located at Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive. There was interest in who owned it and how it … more

Letters to The Editor: July 27-August 2, 2023

The Editor: Beautiful Northwest Washington! How wonderful to be living here where it is relatively cool, and happily not suffering from forest fire smoke, so far. What are climate … more

Letters to The Editor: July 20-26, 2023

The Editor: Did you know Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) Paratransit is now serving all of Blaine? This means if you are unable to drive, but have appointments or would like to shop … more

Letters to The Editor: July 13-19, 2023

The Editor: When you cast your vote for a Whatcom County councilmember, you don’t exactly expect them to show up at your door the next time you’re sick. But councilmember Kathy … more

Letters to The Editor: July 6-12, 2023

The Editor: Blaine citizens, 50 and over, we owe a huge thank you and debt of gratitude to the new center director, Pete Nelson. What wonderful and wonderful changes he has brought to an … more

Letters to The Editor: June 29-July 5, 2023

The Editor: At least a couple of decades ago I was part of a downtown design committee under the planning commission that spent more than $10,000 on consultants. We met at least monthly for a … more

Letters to The Editor: June 22-28, 2023

The Editor: I am greatly disturbed by the placing of these stop signs. I understand what the planning department, is trying to do – make the main course of traffic go to a roundabout where … more

Letters to The Editor: June 15-21, 2023

The Editor: My family has several reasons to be thankful to PeaceHealth St. Joe’s. Dr. James Douglas and Dr. Don McAfee are two of them. My dad had congenital heart defects but that … more

Letters to The Editor: June 8-14, 2023

The Editor: True, not all guns are military grade. General and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1953, “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired … more

Letters to The Editor: June 1-7, 2023

The Editor: The careful planning of traffic control measures is essential to ensure road safety and efficient traffic flow. However, the proposal to install stop signs on an uphill blind curve, … more

Letters to The Editor: May 25-31, 2023

The Editor: I write in response to Ms. Starr’s letter about the military-grade gun ban. Her letter contains misinformation about these guns. I’ve no idea what she means by a … more

Letters to The Editor: May 11-17, 2023

The Editor: With just over a year under my belt in 1994, as a police officer in St. Louis with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, I remember receiving the information I never wanted … more

Letters to The Editor: May 4-10, 2023

The Editor: Across the country and in communities around Whatcom County, public employees serve and protect us every day. Throughout the year, but especially during Public Service Recognition … more

Letters to The Editor: April 27-May 3, 2023

The Editor: Driving by the senior center, I was excited to see the new golden siding on the building front. It looked really well with the white and gray trim and gave the building some snap. … more
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