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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.

Hypocrisy of Workforce Housing: A Call to Action

A workforce housing developer offers his insight into why it’s so hard to get these projects built in Tahoe/Truckee, and suggestions for what can be done to make the process smoother and quicker.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect | July 2024

Readers give their thoughts on published stories on Homewood, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, and ski resorts’ parking reservations programs.

Taming Tahoe’s Traffic: The Impact of New Parking Programs

The head of a transportation management association asserts that local ski resorts’ parking reservation programs helped reduce traffic this winter, and that a plan to improve parking in Kings Beach will help summer congestion.

Do Tell: Summertime, the Good and Bad

For the June Do Tell, Jared Alden asks readers, What do you look forward to the most about summer, and what do you like least about the season?

Massive Budget Cut to Domestic Violence Organization Threatens Victims

Sierra Community House is asking for community support after cuts to federal funding for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault threaten its programs to help victims’ recovery.