One Cop’s Exes and Uh-Ohs

An officer already under investigation faces domestic-violence allegations.


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A Portland cop under an internal affairs investigation for allegedly tampering with jurors also faces two formal misconduct complaints—filed by two ex-wives. On Nov. 6, the city’s Citizen    More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Closed for Budget Cuts, Reopens as Group Home

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The YWCA Yolanda House—closed as an emergency shelter for women fleeing domestic violence in February—has a new mission.WW wrote about Yolanda House’s struggles in a Feb. 6 cover package about violence against women. Women could go to Yolanda House in emergency cases, and stay in the secure facility for up to 60 days.Now, the shelter is being run by Oregon City-based Recovery Association Project ...   More
 
Friday, May 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

1 in 3

Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.


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One in three. One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women. You could get depressed or apathetic when you see that ov   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Violence Persists

Fewer reports, but still a big problem.


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Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade, including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, t   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Gimme Shelter

The YWCA is closing its emergency domestic-violence shelter, but officials hope a new strategy will help cushion the loss.


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Every day at 9 am, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line website updates the availability at the city’s four emergency shelters. Most mornings, it’s the same answer: no vacancy. Despite that se   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Talking With the Enemy

In an unprecedented Oregon program, domestic-violence victims ask questions of abusers.


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Hope Vanderhoof for eight years put up with being hit in the head and kicked with steel-toed boots by her boyfriend. She finally ended the relationship in 2005, when he tried to kill her by settin   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Portland City Council: Domestic Violence, Sit-Lie, Chronic Offenders, Water Bureau Whatnots


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First things first about Portland City Council's weekly meeting today. There was a lot of hand-clapping that's usually verboten, which just goes to show you can clap about things Mayor Sam Adams wants to acknowledge, but not about things he doesn't. Item No. 1 was a lengthy report on Sunday Parkways, which can be summed up in four words: bikes and happy kids. Here's what I didn't hear mentioned: ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Friday Afternoon Vigil For Domestic Violence Murder-Suicide Victims And Their Survivors


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There will be a vigil this afternoon at 4 pm in Terry Schrunk Plaza across from the east end of City Hall downtown for the victims, survivors and loved ones of the spate of domestic violence murder-suicides around Oregon in the last month. The news release announcing the vigil by Portland's Feminists Action League says standing together is critical and that "Domestic violence is not an isolated ...   More
 
Friday, December 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Candlelight Vigil Tonight to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence


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The Portland Women's Crisis Line will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at Holladay Park in memory of the 53 people who have died this year of domestic violence-related murders and suicides in Southwest Washington and Oregon. In addition to remembering the victims of domestic violence, the 6 pm vigil at 1300 NE Holladay Street is also designed to highlight the decreases in both private and public ...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Jacob Pierce

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