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Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska
Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska

The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun. So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911. "I remember what I said to this day," Democratic Sen. Mark Begich told a rapt audience as he campaigned for reelection last week. "I said, 'I'm in my apartment. I have a woman who's being beat. I have a gun. And I will protect her. You should show up.'" Begich isn't the only politician talking about violence against women this campaign season in Alaska. A sex abuse scandal in the Alaska National...

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