August 7, 2013

AZ Illustrated Metro: Monday, August 5, 2013

Tucson's new domestic abuse court; UA handling sexual violence; a chat with Rep. Kirkpatrick; Navajo Nation's issues with water.

Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Monday, Aug. 5:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT: The U.S. Department of Justice gave $430,000 to Tucson City Court to launch a domestic violence court project. Two local organizations, specializing in the issue and aiding victims, will provide educational programs for court staff, judges and the community. The grant was funded by the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women, and will last for three years.

ANTI-VIOLENCE LAWS AT THE UA: A new version of the U.S. Violence Against Women Act was recently approved. It includes changes to the way colleges and universities handle sexual violence on campus. Under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or SaVE Act, college campuses are required to provide bystander intervention initiatives to prevent sexual violence.

ANN KIRKPATRICK: An interview with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. in Flagstaff. The congresswoman speaks immigration reform, bipartisanship, among other topics.

NAVAJO WATER ISSUES: About 40 percent of people living on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona don't have running water. Adding to the frustration is the increasing cost of water infrastructure.

AZ Illustrated Metro is produced by Andrea Kelly. Contact her at akelly@azpm.org.

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