Domestic Violence

Spousal Sex Abuse Fully Criminalized, Marking ‘New Day’ For Survivors

Gov. Jim Justice signed a law on Friday eliminating marital exemptions for sex abuse. Advocates say the new law will help survivors pursue legal recourse for their experiences with spousal abuse.

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Lawmakers Talk Whether Private Schools Should Require Student Vaccinations

On this episode of The Legislature Today, there has been a lot of discussion this year about vaccines and whether they should be required in private schools, and there has been spirited debate on the topic in the last few days. Health Reporter Emily Rice spoke with Del. Chris Pritt, R-Kanawha, and Del. Joey Garcia, D-Marion, about this issue.

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Domestic Violence Nonprofits Seek New Funds Before Session Ends

Representatives from 14 groups fighting to curb domestic violence in West Virginia gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday morning to request new funding and spread awareness about domestic violence.

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U.S. Attorney: Firearms Used In Most Domestic Violence Deaths

Nearly one in four women, and one in seven men, will experience severe domestic abuse in their lifetime and 20 percent of all violent crime is categorized as domestic violence. 

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