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Treasure Valley events raise awareness of domestic violence

Events in the Treasure Valley are shining a spotlight on domestic violence. A display in 2020 provided stark commentary on the tragic effects of this persistent problem. (Enterprise file photo)

ONTARIO – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and local officials hope public recognition of a persistent problem in Malheur County will climb.

Each week during the month Project DOVE, a local nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, is sponsoring events in the county to raise awareness about domestic violence.

A candlelight vigil was held Oct. 5 at Four Rivers Cultural Center’s Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden.On Oct. 16 a bike ride and walk, which included a trunk and treat and costume competition, was held at Malheur County Community Corrections in Ontario.

The first annual Harvest Dinner, intended . . .