Alert System for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Enacted in Washington State | app

ByShannon J. Cortes

Mar 31, 2022

OLYMPIA, Wash. — An alert system for missing or murdered women and Indigenous people was officially signed into law Thursday, making it the first such system in the nation.

House Bill 1725 was introduced during the legislative session by Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Bow. Currently the only Native American serving in the state legislature, Lekanoff is Tlingit and Aleut, and serves on the Task Force on Missing, Murdered, and Indigenous Women and Persons, a task force established by the Attorney General’s Office in August.

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