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My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action.

Word limit for a traditional My Shot is 600 words, and as of 2021 we are accepting longer (1,000 word count limit) submissions on a case-by-case basis. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

Palisades’ Parking Reservations Has Room for Improvement

A local resident argues that despite Palisades Tahoe’s claims that its parking reservation program was a success, the program did not solve all the traffic problems and the parking platform did not work well, causing much frustration.

Intimidation or Inclusion, Which Do You Choose?

A former High Altitude Fitness member contends that gyms need to be inclusive and owners need to care about their members in order to be successful.

The Big Blue’s Reward for Its Volunteers

Clean Up the Lake founder Colin West is passionate about the important role volunteers play in helping the environment, and extolls the rewards they get in return.

Welcome to Truckee

The Rotary Club of Truckee is currently raising money to build welcome signs in up to four locations in town, and is asking the community to help with monetary or in-kind donations.

What’s in Your Child’s Library?

Walt Mirczak is a supporter of the Banned Book Bus, but he thinks sexually explicit books should be kept away from minors.

The Setbacks and Celebrations of Dancing With Our Sierra Stars

InnerRhythms asks for support after Brown Paper Tickets did not disperse the proceeds from ticket sales from its biggest fundraiser last year.

The Rising Cost of Living in California

Court Leve warns California residents about the large increases in home and auto insurance coming their way, with little notice from the state.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Trash

Pass It On Thrift owner Heather Solomon makes a case against buying fast fashion in order to help the environment.

North Tahoe Is Still Alive and Well

Ellie Waller offers a rebuttal to the December opinion piece When You Stop Growing, You Start Dying about redevelopment in Tahoe town centers.

When You Stop Growing, You Start Dying

A group of North Shore residents argue that changes like the Tahoe Basin Area Plan amendments are required in order to create much-needed redevelopment of aging buildings and revitalize town centers.