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Bill signed to help Native women


Lou Marzeles

OLYMPIA SNAPSHOTS: The Sentinel editor was in Olympia last week, recording in photojournalism some milestone moments. Top, Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker affording more help for murdered and missing Native American women.

Surrounded by members of Native American tribes from throughout Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed landmark legislation Wednesday authored by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker that takes a major step toward advancing the investigations of missing and murdered indigenous persons.

"This is a significant day for tribal members on and off reservations across our state. It helps to break the silence involved in this issue and creates a coordinated effort to bring together tribes, government, and law enforcement in the investigations of missing Native Americans in our state," said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

House Bill 1713 establishes two liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol (WSP) for t...

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