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.

County Supervisor and SBC Vice President Say Yes to Measure V

Supporters and opponents of the Measure V sales tax proposal on November’s ballot share their opinions.

Ballot Box Versus Bear Box

Do ballot boxes lure hungry bears?

I, Too

The aftershock of Kiely Rodni’s disappearance and death last month continues to shake our community. “I, too, am feeling it,” says, Moonshine Ink’s digital content reporter, Kyra Mattson.

All Hail the New Queen

Queen or King — what does gender matter?

Fact or Fiction?

“While the disappearance of Kiely showed us the power and compassion of the Tahoe community, it also showed us the power and the danger of the internet,” writes Tahoe Expeditionary Academy student Callie Ross in her My Shot essay.

All Those Campaign Signs

When have you noticed that campaign signs have influenced your vote or anyone else’s vote?

When you’re short of people, hire the short people

Where have you seen the youngest workers?

For the Love of Kiely

The disappearance of 16-year-old Kiely Rodni shook the Truckee/North Tahoe community to its core. If there’s ever a time that we, as Truckee/Tahoe residents, shine, it’s when one of our own is hurting, in need, or at risk.

Kiely Mai Rodni: Fierce, Brilliant Muse

Kiely Mai Rodni’s obituary conveys the strong emotion of losing a child.

For Goodness Sake Inspired People, Changed Lives

In her My Shot essay, Truckee resident Dinny Evans details the meaningful opening and history of For Goodness Sake, Truckee / North Tahoe’s go-to spot for spiritual work.