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Front Porch: Backyard adopted by deer for nursery

Ever since we moved into our house in the late 1980s, there has been a steady stream of urban wildlife – mostly deer – moving through our backyard on the way toward Browne’s Mountain.

Reduced to writing in the dust: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

While teaching in northeast India last March, Mark Finney, director of the Spokane office of World Relief, decided to take a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to see a Rohingya refugee camp and find stories to share with Spokane. What he saw was a camp of a million people, nearly five times the size of Spokane’s population, who were fleeing the persecution and systematic killing by Buddhist nationalists and Myanmar’s government.

Love story: Couple’s rich history started in NC class

He spotted her across the room in a history class at North Central High School in 1955, and soon he had his heart set on making history with her. Ron Cauvel smiled, recalling his first sight of his wife, Judy.

Turner: Trump oval on ballot would be hard to fill in

Near the end of my father’s life more than 10 years ago, his macular degeneration had gotten so bad that I had to fill out his election ballot for him. At one point, this raised an ethical quandary.