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Reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act is necessary

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The numbers are staggering. Montana reported an average of 10 crimes related to domestic violence every day in 2010. According to the Montana Board of Crime Control, 3,732 Montanans — mostly women and children — suffered violence at the hands of members of their own families. The number of unreported crimes, of course, is much higher.

This week in Washington, D.C., lawmakers are debating whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The fact that a debate is even needed speaks volumes about the problems going on back there — and we want to thank Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus...

 

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