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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!

Schools, Parents, and Racism

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Do schools have an obligation to address racism directly? Absolutely, says one family who dealt with school and racism personally, through comments made by their own son.

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.

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.

Relationship Banking Shines in a Recession

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Plumas Bank president Andy Ryback shares his perspective on relationship banking and why it can be a lifesaver in a recession, advocating that his community-focused bank has solutions for the times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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