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By Emily Schwing
NW News Network 

Bill would help Native women


January 30, 2019


NEW HOPE: Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, at right, watches Gov. Jay Inslee sign her bill last year that helps law enforcement find missing Native American women. She has a new bill now that would offer more facilitation in that process.

Murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls are the focus of a bill introduced in the Washington House of Representatives on Friday.

Last year, Washington Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, a Republican from Goldendale, sponsored a bill that calls on the Governor's office and Washington State Patrol to find a way to count every murdered and/or missing Indigenous woman in the state.

A final report isn't due out until this June, but Mosbrucker says she doesn't want to wait.

"What we were concerned about was that, one, we would lose awareness on this issue, and two, that there's more and more women missing all the time and currently missing," Mosbrucker said.

So, she has introduced a new bill tha...

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