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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!

Not Being Racist is Not Enough

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The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 sent shockwaves of outrage and protests across the country. A local white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement shares her views on why just being not racist isn’t enough.

What the Murder of George Floyd Means to Me as...

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As an African American living in Tahoe/Truckee for 10 years, Robert Watts (head chef at Drunken Monkey Sushi) shares his perspective on the protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis.

Tom McClintock’s COVID-19 Science Deserves Scrutiny

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U.S. representative challenges reliance on scientific experts during the pandemic but his use of science is questionable at best.

Reimagining the Future of Our Business …

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Andy Barr of Truckee Craft Ventures looks forward to the future of his business and the area’s small business and, especially, bar/restaurant scene.

The Reality of Our Tourism-Driven Economy During COVID-19

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In his My Shot, NLTRA CEO Jeff Hentz explains why COVID-19 truly is unprecedented for the region, but also why we have such a shot to beat the impacts it may have on our economy, however long-lasting.

Another Calamity in Kings Beach

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In her My Shot, Megan Chillemi explains why she feels the Laulima Development doesn’t meet the character or community needs of Kings Beach.

Free Press Must Endure; COVID-19, Meet Apollo 13

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Alice Mansell, part-time Palo-Altan and part-time Donner Summit-er, appreciates the new role Moonshine is stepping into, and urges the community to emulate the team that saved the Apollo 13 NASA mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay At Home (Please)

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In his My Shot, Court Leve explains why during this health pandemic is not the time to be seeking a nice cabin-in-the-woods STR rental. “Stay at home” means primary residences.

Why Alpenglow Sports Supports NLTRA’s Proposed TBID

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North Shore business owner Brendan Madigan is in support of the NLTRA’s proposed TBID; his My Shot explains why.

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