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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

Truckee Police Chief; Tahoe Donner

Response to our editorial board’s editorial on Truckee police chief’s departure; further feedback on our coverage of Tahoe Donner’s change in power; more.

2020: A Blessing or a Curse?

Was 2020 a blessing or a curse? One relationship expert penned a My Shot reflecting on the year that tested many of our interpersonal interactions.

Setting the Record Straight

The CEOs of the NLTRA and the IVCBVB respond to a My Shot arguing that the agencies don’t increase revenue to small businesses in a meaningful way.

Will you take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available to you? Why or...

It’s a fraught topic. When I posed the question on Facebook, 116 of our users weighed in with comments, plus 32 reacts. I was pleasantly surprised by the largely respectful discourse, even with many...

Commander in Skis

It’s all downhill from here.

Theater Connections

These North Tahoe/Truckee residents are thinking local… with their wallets.

Mine your own Business

An expansion to a mine in Sierraville faces backlash from the local community; one organizer against the proposed project describes why it’s a social justice issue.

Airport Money; NLTRA shout-back; more

In response to Withering on the Vine; Plane and Clear; more.

Our Hero

Our first Hero membership arrived in October, from Truckee resident Heather Boger.

COVID Can’t Stop Environmental Stewardship

COVID can’t stop environmental stewardship among Tahoe/Truckee’s youth, and SWEP’s staff have seen an increased awareness they hope to foster and grow in their outdoor programs.