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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.

Melissa Siig

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A grocery store can be a community. Melissa Siig misses the Tahoe City Save Mart, which has been closed for four months, and not just because she knew where everything was.

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.

Do Tell: Your Local Grocery Store Preference

For the March Do Tell, Jared Alden asks readers, where do you go to do your grocery shopping and for which items?

S(no)w Day?


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.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect | March 2024

Readers send in their comments about various Moonshine Ink stories from February.