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My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited by the opinion editor based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

How Pickleball Helped Diane and Jim Fisher Beat COVID-19

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Incline Village retirees Jim and Diane Fisher could be seen pre-COVID day in and day out on the pickleball court, which they attribute to their own ability to beat off the disease.

Soaring Ranch: Much-Needed Truckee Housing in a 20-Minute Neighborhood

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The developer of Soaring Ranch describes in his My Shot how the project will be a “20-minute neighborhood” and move beyond the necessity of the car.

Save Lake Tahoe From Invasive Weeds and Herbicides

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With the TRPA and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board poised to use herbicides to combat the invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys, the Sierra Club is taking a stand to restore the area to its original wetland glory in this My Shot by the local chapter’s vice chair.

Town Council Should Act Now on Campaign Contribution Limits

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The Truckee Town Council is allowing statewide campaign contribution limits to go into effect in January, but has the power to implement it sooner. This My Shot argues the time is now.

We Know We’re Too Young

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Told to get serious but not to influence real issues, one young My Shot author is fed up with the narrative about Gen Z and ready to raise her voice.

I Saw the Signs … Become Stoplights

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This My Shot argues that Truckee has developed too much, too fast, and offers the solution of preserving and bolstering the town’s economy as is, with no new development.

Trouble on the Truckee

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Have you seen the crowds floating down the Truckee River lately? This My Shot calls for proactive solutions and long-term planning.

If Truckee Were a County, It Would Be on the State...

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Three friends in Truckee, all with personal or family health or financial vulnerabilities to COVID-19, took it upon themselves to calculate case rates for the town, and if Truckee were a county itself, it would be on the state COVID-19 watch list.

Masks and Privilege

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For someone who held the hands of COVID-19 patients, treating them for 40 to 60 hours a week and contracting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus herself, masking up is a social justice issue.

Protect Open Space in Mountain Towns

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A joint letter advocating for open spaces in three prominent California mountain towns

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