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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.

Progress Report: Defunct Community Enhancement Program Requirements Falling Short

In her My Shot essay, Kings Beach resident Ellie Waller argues that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is not enforcing its own requirements.

Tahoe and Truckee, a close-knit community. Feel the love?

Speed-demons on Tahoe/Truckee roads make tailgating the norm.
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Readers Reflect August 2022

Readers chime in on the June 2022 print edition as well as content published on Moonshine’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

Hey, Lake Tahoe! How Do You Like Our Carbon Now?

A western Nevada County resident urges Truckee/Tahoe folks to push for city-integrated open space and bike paths on the non-Tahoe sides. That way, she argues, there’s less carbon coming to Tahoe.

“Shoulda Stuck with Wraps”

Roundabouts can make it tough on food trucks.

Like Sand Through the Hourglass, Time is Falling Through My Fingers

Living through loss brings a change of perspective when it comes to growing older.

Banish the Blues … It Takes Just a Little Work

A My Shot author shares ideas for improving your mood in the Truckee/Tahoe area.

Power’s Out

Summertime sacrifices may include giving up power at times this year.

John Ross Lowis: “The British boat driver”

John Ross Lowis, longtime North Tahoe resident and famed instructor at High Sierra Waterski School, passed away from Parkinson’s disease in May.

Memorable Wildlife Experiences, Anyone?

There is such an interesting and beautiful diversity of animals in the waters, air, and grounds in and around Truckee and Lake Tahoe. From tiny to huge, these animals are enjoyed by both locals...