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Tuesday, October 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Advocacy groups offer texting line for domestic violence victims

Though the Spokane Police Department’s domestic violence cases are not on the rise, neither the department nor victim advocacy groups think those numbers are indicative of the true problem. The stay-home order has brought on unique barriers for victims, and advocacy groups in Spokane and North Idaho hope that providing a texting option could be a lifeline for some of these victims.

New law protects victims of abuse with alerts

Victims of domestic violence or abuse can receive real-time alerts of when their abuser is near, under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, three years after it was first introduced.