Domestic Violence http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Study: Idaho Ranks 7th In Women Murdered By Men http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-idaho-ranks-7th-women-murdered-men <p>An organization that researches violence and advocates for tougher gun laws has released a study that shows Idaho has the seventh-highest rate of women killed by men in the nation.</p><p>The Violence Policy Center released its annual report analyzing homicide data Wednesday. The organization found that in Idaho, 14 females were murdered by males in 2011. That translates to a rate of 1.77 per every 100,000, higher than the national average of 1.17 per 100,000.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:27 +0000 Associated Press 32916 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Idaho Ranks 7th In Women Murdered By Men Southwestern Idaho Domestic Violence Shelter May Close http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/southwestern-idaho-domestic-violence-shelter-may-close <p>Officials with the only domestic violence shelter in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa say the shelter may close because of financial woes.</p><p>Program Services Director Charlene Wright told the <a href="http://bit.ly/Tu8SrA">Idaho Press-Tribune</a>&nbsp;that if Valley Crisis Center doesn't get an infusion of cash soon it could close by the end of October. Wright says the shelter has had trouble paying staffers and paying rent for transitional housing, and the program needs at least $50,000 to keep afloat.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:48:39 +0000 Associated Press 31940 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sen. Crapo’s Violence Against Women Act Set For Vote http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sen-crapo-s-violence-against-women-act-set-vote <p>A bill to protect victims of domestic violence comes up for a vote this week in the U.S. Senate.&nbsp; Some Senate Republicans oppose the legislation because it expands prosecutorial powers for native American tribes, and adds protection for battered illegal immigrants, gays, and lesbians.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:33:54 +0000 4810 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sen. Crapo’s Violence Against Women Act Set For Vote