February 10, 2015
Violence against women is on the rise, and that’s true for women and girls.
February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The highest rate of victimization for abuse and sexual assault occurs between the ages of 16 and 24, according to Break the Cycle’s CEO Amy Sanchez.
December 23, 2014
Two 17-year-old males face felony charges after surrendering to police Dec. 18 following a six-hour standoff.
Police responded at about 5:45 a.m. to a domestic violence call at a home near Third Place Northwest and Northwest Dogwood Street, according to Cmdr. Stan Conrad. While police were speaking with other family members in the home, Conrad said the two youths locked themselves in a bedroom and refused to come out.
December 9, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 9, 2014
Jacksons Food Stores and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence present the 11th annual Give the Gift of Peace campaign through Dec. 25 to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence.
Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5 or $10. At the end of the campaign, Jacksons Chief Executive Officer John Jackson will match Jacksons Food Stores customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $75,000, with all the proceeds going to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
September 16, 2014
It’s been difficult to watch television lately — doesn’t matter which channel you’re tuning in — and not find coverage of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
I’ve taken to changing the channel when I see a news anchor reporting the latest, or the average Joe giving his two cents on the situation. Mostly, I’m just not interested in seeing the videotape again, a sober reminder that some men are still stuck in prehistoric times.
Janay Palmer — Rice’s then-fiancee, now-wife — slaps the Baltimore Ravens running back in a hotel elevator. Rice, who reportedly can bench press 400 pounds, then throws two punches, the second one knocking Palmer cold before he drags her from the elevator, all of it caught on a security camera.
August 12, 2014
People need to learn the difference between yield and merge
One of the reasons southbound traffic backs up on Front Street during evening rush hour is that drivers on Newport Way ignore the yield sign. (Please note, it reads: yield, not merge).
During the red light cycle on Newport, the cars on Front Street have the right of way. If Newport Way was posted no turn on red, it would allow traffic on each street a fair portion of the allotted time, and a smoother flow of traffic. This “no turn” sign could be limited to the hours of 3-7 p.m., which appears to be the most congested time period.
May 20, 2014
House Bill 1840, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 28, was the only gun safety bill to pass the Legislature this session.
Sponsored by State Rep. Roger Goodman, HB 1840 aligns Washington state law with federal law by removing firearms from those subject to protection orders. Under federal law, when protection orders are issued against domestic violence offenders, they must surrender their firearms. Current state law allows domestic abusers to keep an arsenal of weapons.
Victims, survivors and advocates have long called for the removal of firearms from domestic violence offenders.
HB 1840 goes into effect Dec. 1.
May 13, 2014
Domestic violence cases marked the greatest increase in Issaquah’s decreased number of court cases in 2013.
In his annual presentation to the City Council, Judge Scott Stewart laid out what cases came before the local court in his state of the court address April 7.
“Domestic violence cases are up slightly,” Stewart said at the meeting. “And we’re seeing a number of different computer crimes charges.”
May 1, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 1, 2014
LifeWire, the state’s largest domestic violence service provider, will host its 2014 benefit gala and auction May 3.
The funds from the World of Hope Gala and Auction will allow LifeWire to provide services in east and north King County to people, primarily women and children, who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
The money collected also assists the organization in preventing domestic violence through advocacy, education and support.
December 29, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 29, 2013
The WAVE Foundation (Women Against Violence Everywhere) Day of Shopping Event last month raised about $1,400.
Ten percent of all purchases at Look’s Unique Home Accents, Gifts and Cards that day went to the WAVE Foundation fundraiser.
Sharon Anderson, WAVE Foundation executive director, said the group has hosted a day-of-shopping event for more than a decade.
December 10, 2013
Jacksons Food Stores and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence present the 10th annual Give the Gift of Peace campaign, a holiday season campaign that helps raise community awareness and legislative efforts to ensure funding priorities for domestic violence victims.
Contributions can be made at Jacksons Food Stores through Dec. 25 in increments of $1, $5 or $10. Issaquah locations are:
- 825 Front St. N.
- 15 E. Sunset Way