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.

Hypocrisy of Workforce Housing

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One local developer’s take on the hypocrisy of incentive and fee structures for workforce housing.

Local Taxes; vaccines; NLTRA

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In response to COVID coverage; Why the Long Lines at the Truckee Post Office; The California Tourism Advertising Industrial Complex; more.

Why Alpenglow Sports Supports NLTRA’s Proposed TBID

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North Shore business owner Brendan Madigan is in support of the NLTRA’s proposed TBID; his My Shot explains why.

Dear Editor: Raccoon Tales

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Reader letters: you write them, we publish them.

Under Night’s Guise …

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The second home-owning pariahs make their way north.

How Pickleball Helped Diane and Jim Fisher Beat COVID-19

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Incline Village retirees Jim and Diane Fisher could be seen pre-COVID day in and day out on the pickleball court, which they attribute to their own ability to beat off the disease.

Railroad Snowshed Graffiti Removal

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Teams of volunteers keep coming back to paint over and remove graffiti from tunnels and rocks on Donner Summit; one local activist says enough is enough.

Everyone’s a Gaper Somewhere Else

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Anywhere humans tread, the relationship between local and visitor can get downright acidic. I remember chuckling uncomfortably when I first heard the unkind sentiment, “Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot...

What are Three Words that Describe Your 2019?

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Summing up 2019 in three words on the spot isn’t easy, but these five people we asked around town gave it a try.

Win-win or lose-lose?

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TRPA in the middle