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.

Would You Like Housing With That?

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The Tahoe employee/employer catch-22.

The Schilling Lodge Will Add Fun and Functionality

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The Schilling Lodge’s future fate will be decided at a TCPUD board meeting Feb. 25; find out why the president of Tahoe XC’s board considers this a vital addition to the ski area.

Shots, shots, shots …

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An ode to the changing times.

Do You Believe in Ghosts? Why or Why Not?

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Something goes BUMP! in the dead of night, and it ain’t Casper.

The California Tourism Advertising Industrial Complex

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Does the NLTRA focus too much on outreach and not enough on the small business community? In his My Shot, one local business owner argues that’s the case.

TRPA Money Grab

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The North Tahoe Preservation Alliance president argues TRPA solutions like density of development or changing Vehicle Miles Traveled standards is not the solution to truly save the Basin from tourism-caused degradation.

Contact Tracing

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When tourism goes viral.

Environmental Endorsements

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Environmental Endorsements: One activists climate-conscious voting guide for the region and its neighbors, with candidate and other ballot endorsements focused on environmental aims.

The Hypocrisy of Convenience

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It can’t stay hot in an Amazon box.

Relationship Banking Shines in a Recession

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Plumas Bank president Andy Ryback shares his perspective on relationship banking and why it can be a lifesaver in a recession, advocating that his community-focused bank has solutions for the times.