From left, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., talk to reporters April 18 about reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, passed originally in 1994.
From left, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., talk to reporters April 18 about reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, passed originally in 1994. AP
From left, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., talk to reporters April 18 about reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, passed originally in 1994. AP

Alaska tribes say Violence Against Women Act could harm their people

April 24, 2012 12:00 AM