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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.

Longtime Gas Price-Fixing; Not so Distant

In support of rate increases for underground lines; gas station price-fixing; separation of snowmobilers and skiers

Hardship for Parents; This Makes Me So Happy

In response to opinion piece, We Need Later Start Times Hardship for Parents I do not think elementary school working parents should take on the burden...

Staying in South Shore? Maybe Pull Those Blinds

Illustrator Mike English’s cartoons comment on life and politics in Tahoe/Truckee.

In this New Year, Say ‘No’ to a Tahoe Lost Generation

A journey to Spain prompts the Ink’s publisher to reflect on the endemic challenges of living with other humans, and how we might avert the threat of a ‘lost generation.’

Ice, Ice Baby

Ice, not snow, has been the region’s recreation surface of choice during this snowless start to winter.

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.

Scrappy Solutions in Today’s World

Our publisher believes herself to be scrappy and a critical thinker — the perfect recipe for being a solutions sleuth.

Prison Reform

The prison system in this state is broken. It needs to become a true rehabilitative entity — instead of a for-profit industry.

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.