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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.

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.

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.

Hypocrisy of Workforce Housing

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One local developer’s take on the hypocrisy of incentive and fee structures for workforce housing.

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.

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

TRPA Money Grab

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The North Tahoe Preservation Alliance president argues TRPA solutions like density of development or changing Vehicle Miles Traveled standards is not the solution to truly save the Basin from tourism-caused degradation.

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.

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.

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