Are You Abusing Your Significant Other?

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Guys, look in the mirror. Domestic violence plagues heterosexual and same-sex couples. Women can be perpetrators, as well as victims. More often, however, abuse comes at the hands of men against wom   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 BETH SLOVIC


Portland Public Schools must decide what to do with a principal arrested for—but not charged with—domestic violence.

In the Portland Public Schools firmament, few stars shined as brightly as Marti Diaz. The former teacher rose to the position of principal at Southeast Portland’s Kelly Elementary School in    More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

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


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

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

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


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