The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.
The pursuit of the predator in settings like strip malls, residential streets and parks is igniting a debate over the benefits and dangers of urban hunting.
As the economy has changed, so have the relationships between places, to the disadvantage of smaller cities and rural areas.
The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents, in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.
Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be.
The population of wild turkeys has soared, and that has brought turkey-human clashes to rooftops, windows, and intersections across the country.