New statewide alert proposed for missing Indigenous women in Washington

A newly proposed bill would create a statewide alert for missing Indigenous women and people in Washington, the first of its kind in the United States, reports.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and State Representative Debra Lekanoff (D-Anacortes) announced the proposed bill on Monday, the story reads

House Bill 1725 would function the same as a “Silver Alert,” which is used when a vulnerable adult goes missing.

When activated, the alert would broadcast details of the missing person on message signs, highway advisory messages and through press releases to local and regional media, according to the news outlet.

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