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The Opinion Page is your place to spout off. This section contains letters to the editor, longer My Shot opinion pieces, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. Submit your opinion to editors@moonshineink.com.

To Be or Not to Be, Mountain Communities Have a Choice

Telecommuting and short term rentals make a mountain lifestyle easier to achieve. It’s also gutting communities across the West, including our own. We all have the option to help course correct.

Since the Dawn of Time, It’s Been About Dogs

Our mission this edition? Celebrate the canines who have it best in the world — Tahoe dogs.

Humans and Community: Not One Without the Other

In times of challenge, we can either evolve or falter. But with support of the community, we can continue to grow as individuals.

Tahoe/Truckee you’re missing your call.

Is our love of nature tethered to our smartphones?

The Host of Hotel de Chipmunk

Of the cast of colorful characters that have manned Martis Peak Lookout's "Hotel de Chipmunk," circus tumbler and cigar roller Frank "Waddles" Maher was king.

The Real Antidote to Fake News

Forget #FakeNews. Let's talk media literacy.

Everyone’s a Gaper Somewhere Else

Anywhere humans tread, the relationship between local and visitor can get downright acidic. I remember chuckling uncomfortably when I first heard the unkind sentiment,...

When You Just Want to Get Away for the Day. Nope.

Fifty shades of skiing.

Do What Feels Good, Do What Feels Right

In the calm before summer's craziness, Culture & Food Editor Ashley Owen reminds us to pause and remember why we live in Tahoe.

The Tai Chi of Shoveling

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, (and shovel). After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, (and shovel). Here’s how you save your back through it all.