Afternoon Jolt

Another Thursday Jolt: Violence Against Women Act Passes

The day's winners and losers.

02/28/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

That Washington

US House GOP Blocks Violence Against Women Act

Washington State US Sen. Patty Murray criticizes House Republicans for blocking the Violence Against Women Act, which would extend domestic-violence protections to immigrants, Native women, and lesbians.

08/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Violence Against Women Act Passes Senate. But...

The US Senate passes a bill renewing the Violence Against Women Act. But House Republicans have proposed their own version of VAWA that guts protections for gay, immigrant, Native American, and rural women. Image via Roll Call.

04/27/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

Murray, Tribal Leader Stump for Violence Against Women Act as Republicans Propose Watered-Down Alternative

As Republicans in the US Senate propose a watered-down alternative of the Violence Against Women Act, Sen. Patty Murray and a Native American leader who suffered sexual violence push for expanding VAWA's protections to Native women, gays and lesbians, and

04/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

What Does Abortion Have to Do With the King County Sheriff's Office? Plenty.

No, the King County sheriff doesn't make laws governing abortion or women's rights. But that doesn't mean his views on those subjects are irrelevant.

04/03/2012 By Josh Feit

That Washington

An Ex-Sheriff and Two Women; Where Do WA's Republicans in Congress Stand on Violence Against Women Act?

Where do Washington State's Republican Congresswomen, and King County's former sheriff, stand on the Violence Against Women Act? Image via reichert.house.gov.

04/03/2012 By Josh Feit

That Washington

New King County Sheriff: My Position on Abortion Has Evolved

The new King County sheriff, who supported anti-abortion bills as a Republican state legislator in Minnesota, says his views on choice have "evolved."

04/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

Murray and Cantwell: Republicans Threaten to Kill VAWA

Washington's two Democratic US Senators say the Violence Against Women Act, opposed by many Republicans, should not be a partisan issue.

04/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett