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Bill to help missing indigenous persons clears committee


A bill that would establish two liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to further investigations of missing and murdered indigenous women and other indigenous persons passed the House Appropriations Committee Thursday.

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, author of House Bill 1713, says the measure is currently in the Rules Committee and could soon be pulled to the House floor for a vote.

The measure continues upon legislation passed last year that brought the State Patrol together with federally recognized tribes, tribal law enforcement, urban Indian organizations and the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs to study and identify the issue of missing Native American women in Washing...

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