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Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of sexual assault

It’s a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don’t find it too surprising, although some aspects of the survey may have led to higher numbers than are sometimes reported. Even so, a government official who oversaw the research called the results “astounding.” “It’s the first time we’ve had this kind of estimate” on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, said Linda Degutis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Push for larger Kootenai County Jail back

In the Kootenai County Jail on Monday, two inmates in one 50-person dormitory wore green jumpsuits in a sea of orange. The green indicated lower-risk inmates mixed in with many more who pose a greater risk. That’s not desirable, but with limited space, jail personnel have to decide whom to put where, said sheriff’s Capt. Travis Chaney, the jail commander.