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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 PM

Over the weekend, we were talking with a friend who works at a retail store about Black Friday—our new national holiday for shopping mania. She was telling us about how crazy people get—even up here, far from the big cities.
The megastores are trying to undercut one another again this year. Walmart is starting its Black Friday at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Too bad if their employees had been looking forward to some quality family time centered around Mr. Tom Turkey and several NFL games.

Readers Viewpoint 11-14-2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:52 PM

‘Thanks for blood donations’
To the editor:
On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank the people of Iron County for donating at our recent blood drive.

Readers Viewpoint 11-7-2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 2:56 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:52 PM )

Thankful for new streets
To the editor:   
Thank you, thank you to “the powers that be” for our wonderful, new Iron River streets.

Readers Viewpoint 10-31-2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 06, 2012 2:56 PM )

‘Education cuts affect our future’
To the editor,
On the heels of next week’s presidential elections comes “American Education Week,” Nov. 11-17, celebrating quality public education.  Local educators and school staff take pride in what is accomplished for the children of our communities, given cuts in funding, limited resources and larger class sizes.

Readers Viewpoint 10-24-2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:02 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:13 PM )

To the editor:
Not every appearance of impropriety develops into a viable conflict of interest. After all, things often are not what they seem. However, conflicts of interest can and often do develop over time without being obvious or causing an appearance of impropriety, especially when most of us are unsuspecting and wish to remain outside of snarly controversies. It’s probably that not-seeing-the-forest-for-the-trees thing.