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 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate Americans about the issue of domestic violence.  Domestic violence affects millions of people each year, and Alaska has the highest rate of domestic violence per capita.

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A new study shows 45 percent of women in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence, or both. The survey is part of a statewide project to establish baselines for regions across Alaska.

 

Until now, Dr. André Rosay -- of the University Alaska Anchorage -- says there had been no accurate measurement of violence against women in Alaska.

 

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Nine local nonprofits are vying for the City of Unalaska’s coveted community grants this year.

In total, the organizations have requested about $1.2 million. 

That figure is on par with last year’s support, but it’s still about $40,000 more than the city wants to spend.

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