Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Wednesday, Oct. 30:

DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVOR BECOMES ADVOCATE: When Dolores VillaseƱor decided to get out of an abusive relationship she was not thinking about herself, she was thinking about the example she had set for her daughters throughout the years.

RECOVERY PROCESS FOR DOMESTIC ABUSERS: Perpetrators of domestic violence need help to break the cycle of abuse and alter their behavior in future relationships because those patterns of behavior can affect everyone an abuser interacts with, according to local counselors who work with victims and perpetrators.

RIO NUEVO AUDIT: The Rio Nuevo Downtown Redevelopment District is on stronger financial footing than three years ago, according to the results of a state audit of the district. The audits are scheduled every three years, and the latest report shows several things already widely known about the district, including that the Tucson Convention Center is in need of aesthetic and functional improvements.

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