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The Opinion Page is your place to spout off. This section contains letters to the editor, longer My Shot opinion pieces, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. Submit your opinion to editors@moonshineink.com.

The Future of Homewood

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Homewood’s future is in jeopardy, and a change in management prompts one opinion writer to consider a study and future improvements to protect staff and infrastructure.

Bring Back Loux; More on Housing

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Housing issues should be addressed in the context of environmental degradation; bring back Jeff Loux; more.

I’m Not Racist, But …

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Growing up a child of mixed ethnicity in rural Utah made Truckee local Darrah Vaughan no stranger to overt racism, but when she moved to the Tahoe/Truckee region she experienced more subtle forms of racism that could hurt even worse, like tokenism.

The Age of Activism

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Too many pivotal movements are being left in the rearview mirror of the news cycle before they gain enough momentum to make a difference, let’s stay the course.

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.

The Rocking Stone and the Crystal Palace

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Perhaps no piece of Truckee history spans such a wide range of the past as Truckee’s Rocking Stone — a curiously balanced boulder left...

Wrong Project, Wrong Place

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The proposed Tahoe City Cross-Country Center is the wrong project in the wrong place.

Resiliency and a Pivotal Moment in History

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Taking inspiration from thinkers, psychologists, and conscientious objectors, here is a My Shot that puts the current racial unrest in our country in the context of the long arc of history.

Do you think the region could move away from a tourism-centric...

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Could the Tahoe/Truckee region move away from a tourism-centric economy? What would the alternatives be? Area residents speak out.

Bad News Beers

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The second half of 2020 says to the first half of 2020: Hold my beer.

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