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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!

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.

Salutations, Sanitation Agency

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TTSA’s lab director just quit in protest of the culture and practices of the agency. Her reasoning is outlined in this My Shot.

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.

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.

On Community Preservation and Planning

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A Truckee planning commissioner read a My Shot from last month calling for a total halt on development and rejection of the general plan; here is her My Shot describing why she feels that resident’s aims would be better suited embracing and influencing the general plan.

Protect Open Space in Mountain Towns

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

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.

Preparing to Safely Reopen North Lake Tahoe is Up to...

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North Shore can’t leave it only up to the business community to prepare to restart the tourism economy, says Samir Tuma, NLTRA board member. It’s up to full-time residents too.

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.

Proposed High Altitude Fitness Facility Has Issues

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The Truckee planning commission needs to address three main issues with this project that concern me greatly.

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