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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.

Adrenaline, a Blessing or Curse?

Moonshine hits the streets and asks community members a monthly question.  

Democracy, Magnified

False alarm or fraud alarm?

Message from the sky


Editor's Box 
My oldest brother, Juan, has been living in Iraq for the past few years. He works for a company that contracts out with the military – the job pays well, and he’s relatively safe in the Green Zone. But early in December, I got the call.

Squaw Development: Money or Lives


Regarding the Squaw Village development: Does money matter more than people’s lives?

DEEP DIVE DREAM: My travel buddy, Bob, cherished forays into the local markets. Photo by Mayumi Elegado/Moonshine Ink

In this New Year, Say ‘No’ to a Tahoe Lost Generation


A journey to Spain prompts the Ink’s publisher to reflect on the endemic challenges of living with other humans, and how we might avert the threat of a ‘lost generation.’

Obituary: Remembering Mountain Man Bela G. Vadasz


Bela Vadasz is remembered by friend Dave Riggs.

Brockway Campground = Failure Assured at 7,200 Feet


I predict that if it is approved and opens, the project will fail in a few years and it will be a public taxpayer liability for a vacant campground.

Dear Editor: Snow Removal Change in Prosser Area

BY ERIC SUTTON  |  Prosser Lakeview resident If you live in Prosser Heights, Prosser Lakeview Estates, Prosser Dam Road, or work at Pioneer Commerce Center or have children at Alder Creek Middle School, you should...

Gondola Would Create Amazing Skiing; Yes and No


Squaw Alpine Gondola and Dog Parks … readers say yes and no with gusto.

Get Your Reps In…


Crossfit or shoveling ... which came first?