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It’s time to confront a community problem that’s often shrouded in fear and shame: domestic violence.

Someplace Safe and United Communities Advocating Non-Violence (UCAN) will host two events next week as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



The seventh annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence Walk will be held next Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m., starting at the Douglas County Courthouse and ending at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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