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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.

Examining the legacy of the 1910 fires

One hundred years after the nation’s largest wildfires blazed across the Northern Rockies, blackening hillsides as far as the eye could see, the question lingers: Could the Big Burn happen again?