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Montana considers bills to address missing Native women


January 31, 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are considering legislation meant to address what officials call the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that supporters of the bills testified for hours before a legislative panel on Wednesday then held a rally in the Capitol rotunda.

One measure would appropriate $100,000 a year to the state Department of Justice to hire a missing persons specialist who would work with local, state, federal and tribal law-enforcement authorities.

Members of the legislative Indian Caucus say that bill, called Hanna's Ac...

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