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State creates missing Indigenous people cold case unit

Bill passed unanimously in Legislature; signed by Inslee

Rep. Debra Lekanoff of Anacortes has made combatting the opioid epidemic her top priority in the 2024 legislative sesion.
State Rep. Debra Lekanoff gives a speech at Hotel Leo in Bellingham in November 2022. Lekanoff sponsored a bill, which has since been signed into law, that establishes a cold case unit to investigate unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
SEATTLE — A new unit aimed at solving cold cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people will be
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