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'We can all do something'

While domestic violence is not a traditional value within Alaska tribal groups and organizations, its presence is a reality. Alaskan Native women and Indigenous women across the U.S. are at a much greater risk of abuse than the general population.
Domestic violence is a community problem, requires a community solution

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAS BEEN IN THE national headlines this week as NFL star Ray Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league indefinitely.
LeeShore's fundraiser illuminates link between domestic and animal abuse

Women fleeing domestic abuse may be forced to leave behind loved ones, such as the family pet. The escapee will find the animal was killed overnight- almost without exception.
Chenault plans to propose AGDC amendment

JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaskans deserve the best when taking on the best

When you get ready to make a significant decision in life, whether it is buying a car or home, choosing a career, or having to work through a legal matter, you want the best on your side.
Trial for Tyonek domestic violence case begins

A Kenai Superior Court Jury heard testimony from three of the state's witnesses in a domestic violence case, including the alleged victim, on Tuesday. Virgil McCord, Jr.
Rising from nothing

Valerie was able to pack two suitcases before leaving St. Michael, but 38 years worth of her belongings remain there, including irreplaceable items like her children's handprints from when they were young.
Night exams remain on delay

It's likely to be several months before overnight sexual assault exams return to Central Peninsula Hospital, but it doesn't mean that late night emergencies will go without care.
October proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayors of the cities of Kenai and Soldotna last week presented executive director of The LeeShore Center Cheri Smith with official proclamations making October Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic violence numbers an eye opener

If you're a woman living on the Kenai Peninsula, you have a more than 50 percent chance of being a victim of domestic or sexual violence in your lifetime.


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