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.

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Have You Been Affected by Fire Insurance Changes?

For the September Do Tell, Ted Coakley III asks readers, How have changes in fire insurance affected you?

The News of Our Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Melissa Siig writes that the media doesn’t always get it right, as exemplified by this year’s Burning Man coverage, where she survived the rain without incident.

My Friends Still Say It

Whitney Foehl argues that, two years since the ski resort changed its name to Palisades Tahoe, it’s time people stop using the word “squaw.”

I Have a Rental House in Tahoe, And That Doesn’t Make Me an A@#Hole

Nicole Reitter shares her perspective on the rental situation as a landlord, and questions why landlords are lambasted on social media for renting out their homes long-term.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect | September 2023

Readers comment on Moonshine Ink’s August stories about IVGID, an editorial about manners, Do Tell responses, an opinion piece about Tahoe Prosperity Center, and more.

Sweetheart of South Lake?

Is South Shore "Kenough"?

Bear League Pickleball

Get outta the "kitchen"!

We Don’t Need Affordable Housing Experiments

Dia Davis argues that the solution to Tahoe/Truckee’s affordable housing problems is the community land trust model used in hundreds of communities around the country.

No ‘Thank You’? You’re Welcome.

We hear so much about kids and teenagers being rude and disrespectful. If adults are out there setting such a poor example, we can’t expect their children to know any better.