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Family group wonders how to split cabin cost

Dear Amy: My three siblings and I are planning a mountain getaway for our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration. My parents will be in the master suite room. We have all agreed to split their cost and expenses as a gift.

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Groom ponders bridal shower etiquette

Dear Amy: I am a groom-to-be. My fiancee and I grew up eight hours away from each other. My mother and my fiancee are close. Several months ago, my mom planned a bridal shower in my hometown. My fiancee’s family was annoyed, upset and somewhat hostile about this, thinking that my mother was trying to usurp their role.

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Couple at odds over homeless mother

Dear Amy: My spouse, one of the most caring and genuine people I’ve ever met, has been inviting his elderly homeless mother into our house for meals, and on occasion, to bathe or do laundry. This happens a few times a month, typically during the day. He works from home. I work elsewhere.

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Daughter juggles relationship with two mothers

Dear Amy: I am a 37-year-old woman who was adopted at the age of 6. My adoptive mother, “Jane,” encouraged me to find my biological mom, “Kate,” after Jane had recently connected with her biological family (she was also adopted). I reconnected with Kate four years ago.

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Security system reveals neighbor’s habit

Dear Amy: My husband and I recently installed a security system with cameras. One of the cameras captures a view of the driveway and street in front of our house, as well as a partial view of my neighbor’s driveway. My neighbor is a single mom with a teenage son.

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Ask Amy: Foreign travel weaves web of deceit

Dear Amy: My young adult son recently traveled to a foreign country to visit a friend. Knowing how my elderly parents worry, I asked my son not to tell them; given the frequency of terrorism in the world today, I knew they would worry themselves sick over him being out of the country.

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Girlfriend is flummoxed by introvert boyfriend

DEAR AMY: I’ve been with my boyfriend for two years. I am 21; he is 23. We get along very well, but he is extremely shy! He barely speaks to my family or friends, or even at his own family functions. Around me, he is fairly chatty.

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Hundreds march for Sanctuary for All in downtown Fresno

Hundreds march during a Sanctuary for All solidarity march on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in downtown Fresno.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Hundreds march for Sanctuary for All in downtown Fresno 0:58

Hundreds march for Sanctuary for All in downtown Fresno

Sanctuary for All solidarity march in Fresno 0:36

Sanctuary for All solidarity march in Fresno

Paul George and what could've been at Fresno State 2:06

Paul George and what could've been at Fresno State

Tree falls onto McDonald's drive-through during storm 0:22

Tree falls onto McDonald's drive-through during storm