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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.

Firestorms Don’t Heal Societal Divides

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Last Friday, Truckee Police Chief Robert Leftwich retired. He was basically run out of office last month. To us, our community missed the mark.

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.

Bad News Beers

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

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.

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.

Ask a Stupid Question … Please!

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JUST ASK: Editor Juliana Demarest implores you to not jump to conclusions in life. Instead, ask a question. Perhaps you will learn something new. After all, the only stupid question is the one that never gets asked.

Not Being Racist is Not Enough

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The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 sent shockwaves of outrage and protests across the country. A local white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement shares her views on why just being not racist isn’t enough.

What the Murder of George Floyd Means to Me as...

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As an African American living in Tahoe/Truckee for 10 years, Robert Watts (head chef at Drunken Monkey Sushi) shares his perspective on the protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis.

The Crushing Ironies of Coronavirus

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A noxious tale from the meat industry has lessons for our media landscape and democracy, both of which are faltering. It’s another reason to consider a Moonshine Membership.

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.

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