A surge in domestic violence in 2020 is on pace to continue this year in King County, led by an increase in violent deaths. Officials and social workers say stay-home orders meant to protect human health amid the coronavirus pandemic can make victims more vulnerable. And the abuse overwhelmingly hits women of color.
In 2015, the federal grant to the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy went up 400 percent over the previous fiscal year. That's an extra $30…