Opinion

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.

Conservation Plan: The Devil is in the Details, Again!

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Fearing the loss of property rights in the name of conservation, last year I reluctantly voted to send the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP) back to a city-county task force to answer questions that citizens and I raised.

A Tearful Goodbye: Gary Flood

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Former Truckee resident and master sushi chef Gary Flood, 51, died July 17 from head injuries suffered after being struck by a vehicle as he was making his way in a crosswalk in Santa Cruz, Calif.

TRPA Makes Uninformed Decision on Three-Lane Option in Kings Beach

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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's (TRPA) decision to throw out the three-lane highway option for Kings Beach flies in the face of logic, progress and the general good of the businesses and residents of Kings Beach.

The Politics of Respect

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McClintock supporters neglect civility

Tending the Garden of Profanity

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George Carlin, The Passing of a Genius

The Tahoe Summit Funding

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TRPA and other agencies have chosen to view the 'Tahoe Summit' funding not as a mandate to significantly reduce the rate of environmental degradation, but as permission to continue to expand tourism and growth.

Fire Safety: Everyone’s Business

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We need to take major responsibility for our own defense. It's not only a good idea, it's the law.

Letters (Aug 2008)

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Get Involved and READ Thanks Moonshine, Keeps on Growing

Is It Too Late?

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The Lake Tahoe Basin has been an economically and socially depressed area for many years, and the solving of which has been shoved under the rug by those responsible.

Measure U is Not the Answer

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Measure U is asking for the same $93 million to which the voters said NO just 5 months ago in June 2008.