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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 | February 2024

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Readers comment on past stories and opinion pieces.

Back Soon

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Moonshine is taking a break!

When You Stop Growing, You Start Dying

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A group of North Shore residents argue that changes like the Tahoe Basin Area Plan amendments are required in order to create much-needed redevelopment of aging buildings and revitalize town centers.

The Crucial Role of a Modern Library as a Sanctuary for Youth

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The campaign director for the Friends of the Truckee Library shares why a new and bigger Truckee Library could serve as safe space for teens to gather, a place that is currently lacking in our community.

Keeping It Real

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Inspired by a rough patch of pavement, our publisher reflects on the search for authenticity in our fleeting lives.

The Town of Truckee Should Take the Lead on Donner Lake

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A Donner Lake resident argues that the Town of Truckee needs to do more to solve the destructive run-off problems plaguing Donner Lake and its neighborhoods.

Do Tell: Do You Use Public Transportation?

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For the December Do Tell, Jared Alden asks readers, “Do you use public transportation? If yes, how can the system be improved? If not, what would it take for you to use it?”

From Fear To Respect: How Visiting North Carolina Changed My Attitude About Bears

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A visit to Asheville, North Carolina, changed Gwendalyn Gilliam’s attitude toward bears from one of fear to respect. She wonders if Tahoe could do the same.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect | December 2023

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Readers send in their comments and post on social media about Moonshine Ink’s November stories.