Homer nurse Colleen James had been working in her field for about five years when she was confronted with something she'd never dealt with before - a child patient who was sexually assaulted.
ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police officers fired their guns on 45 occasions in the line of duty over a 20-year period, according to a new study of local police shootings.
JUNEAU - Since taking office in 2009, Gov. Sean Parnell has made strengthening public safety in rural Alaska a priority, particularly as he seeks to crack down on domestic violence and sexual assault.
KODIAK - Domestic and sexual violence is a big problem in Kodiak Island Borough, according to a new survey.
This past October was designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it has been a time to focus on and take affirmative steps to respond to the grave social ills of violence-in-the-home and all forms of abuse.
The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:
JUNEAU - Employers need to start thinking of domestic violence and sexual assault as a personnel matter, not merely as a personal problem, Gov. Sean Parnell said Monday in calling on Alaska businesses to join his fight to end the scourge over the next decade.
JUNEAU - A survey intended to provide a baseline for domestic violence and sexual assault rates in Alaska has found nearly 48 percent of women have been threatened or physically harmed by a partner during their lifetime.
Susan Jones knew she had to leave her southeast Alaska village when she came home to find her husband clutching his loaded rifle.
An increase in violent crime in Alaska is largely due to aggravated assaults involving gangs in Anchorage, according to law enforcement officials.
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