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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!

Environmental Endorsements

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Environmental Endorsements: One activists climate-conscious voting guide for the region and its neighbors, with candidate and other ballot endorsements focused on environmental aims.

Sold! But Not to the Highest Bidder …

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This My Shot author can wholeheartedly say that in a hot housing market, she is happy she bypassed the fees and hassle of selling her house on the open market and used her own networks instead to sell for cheap to someone already here and looking.

I Love Tahoe Donner, I Loathe Total Downer

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In his My Shot, Benjamin Levine discusses what’s not a secret in Tahoe Donner: that staff and volunteers have repeatedly felt disrespected, bullied, and mistreated by certain directors.

Protect Open Space in Mountain Towns

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

Community Empowerment Through Beach Clean-Ups

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While a big tourism year for Tahoe’s north shore has brought this My Shot author a sense of a lack of control over litter and other degrading impacts, but he encourages action, like his own newly established Monday beach clean-ups, to fight that feeling of powerlessness and make a difference.

Help Our Children by Taking the Census

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California census deputy director Emilio Vaca appreciates the sense of community he has found in our region, and advocates, for the sake of our children, that everyone take the census.

And Then They Shut the Forests

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First came the disease, then the economic downturn, and now (the last straw for this My Shot author) wildfire has gotten so bad it’s forced the closure of the forests. This piece presents a path forward to never allow this to happen again.

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.

The Future of Homewood

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Homewood’s future is in jeopardy, and a change in management prompts one opinion writer to consider a study and future improvements to protect staff and infrastructure.

Dollar Creek Crossing: Putting Tahoe City Residents in Danger

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A long-time Tahoe City resident warns that the proposed Dollar Creek Crossing development is, in her view, too big and will increase TC population too much. Don’t get her started on parking issues!

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