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The Opinion pages are your place to spout off. This section contains Readers Reflect letters, My Shot opinion pieces, the occasional Face Off written debate, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. You can also find community perspectives in our Think Local section, our monthly staff editorial, and Do Tell, which is a question we ask five community members each issue.

The word count for My Shots is 600, and as of Jan. 25, 2021, longer editorials are approved on a case-by-case basis. Letters can be reactions to our coverage or a local topic or issue you want to bring up and should be 300 words or less. Submit your opinions to editors@moonshineink.com.

Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect January 2022

In response to Tahoe Keys and the Fight to Put Toxic Chemicals in Lake Tahoe, My Shot opinion piece by Julie Soules and Elise Fett Let’s Take Our Chance Aquatic invasive species — weeds, fish and...

The S-Word

There’s a new “S-word” at Palisades Tahoe.

Toxic White Womanhood in the Wellness Industry

A White woman pens this My Shot on toxicity in the wellness industry she’s noticed in her own demographic. It’s worsened, she says, with the Covid-19 pandemic.


An airline for short-term guests to Tahoe.

Disneylanding the Skiing Industry

‘The only place rich people will stand in line is at the ski resort.’

A Shift to the Pass

What do you think of the shift to pass-oriented ticketing models at ski resorts?

Learning to See the Invisible

One of the biggest life lessons my mother taught me was to be kind to everyone because you never know what someone is going through. In a world where we can be anything, be kind.

A Free Market for Ideas

This My Shot from a contact of Moonshine’s in the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors argues that social media shouldn’t be regulated to allow for a truly free marketplace of ideas.

Responding to ‘Covid Controversy’

The author of this My Shot, a robotics coach at Truckee High, critiques Ink reporting on the TTUSD teacher dismissed for refusing to get vaccinated or tested regularly for Covid-19.

Tahoe Keys and the Fight to Put Toxic Chemicals in Lake Tahoe

Invasive aquatic algae has long been a problem in the Tahoe Keys; now the homeowner’s association wants to use herbicides to combat the issue. In a My Shot opinion piece, these authors argue there are preferable, natural solutions.