sexual assault

Washington Legislature

Washington state Sen. Karen Keiser said she wants to encourage disclosure of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. To that end, the Democrat introduced legislation on December 4 that would place limits on non-disclosure agreements.

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Oregon lawmakers voted Wednesday to eliminate the statute of limitations for first-degree sex crimes, including rape. Under current law, prosecutors have 12 years after the crime to file charges.

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A measure moving through the state legislature would give rape victims in Oregon more time to come forward to report an attack.

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Oregon lawmakers want to make it easier for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses to get the support they need.

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Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among the schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases.