January 3, 2010 6:00 AM

Seattle attorney battles to keep girls' schools open in Afghanistan

In late September, Julia Bolz got disturbing news about the first girls' school she had helped build in this country. A young militant, recently returned from Pakistan, was whipping up opposition to the school in the small village in northern Afghanistan. At night, he and his allies put leaflets on doorsteps. For Bolz it was an alarming urn in her seven-year struggle to bring education to Afghanistan's girls.

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