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Senate-approved bill increases victim safety in dual arrests

Last week the Senate unanimously passed a bill to ensure that the names of family violence victims are protected under the Freedom of Information Act. A practice in place since 1981 for victims of sexual assault, this change in the law is necessary to protect victim confidentiality and safety. Members of the media have criticized the bill saying it makes victims less safe by allowing dual arrests to go unreported. We disagree.

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A college education equals a better financial future for women

Within miles of the State Capitol, 60,000 women and girls live in poverty. The way out is a college degree, but for many women the path to success in college is filled with obstacles. The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation is focused on finding solutions. The foundation’s Aurora Report and its concentration on college completion initiatives was the highlight recently at the Legislative Office Building where the organization hosted a forum, “Building Futures for Women and Girls.”