Usually, in those bill-signing photo-ops with pen-wielding Gov. Jay Inslee, everyone gathered behind him is smiling — advocates who pushed for legislation, lawmakers who guided it through the process — perhaps out of a mingling of pride and relief.
As we've covered this issue, the Yakima Herald-Republic's editorial board has weighed in several times with opinions about what has been revealed or what should be done.
THE HERALD'S VIEW
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Friday, February 01, 2019
The state Legislature is a deliberative body, as it should be. When it comes to lawmaking, rash decisions are frowned upon and all due diligence is needed to prudently vet each bill up for consideration.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Law enforcement agencies nationwide were rightly criticized last week for a decades-long practice of not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. A report issued by the Urban Indian Health Institute found 506 cases in 71 cities over the past eight years, though the Seattle-based nonprofit estimated the actual number may be much higher.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
What is so searing, so emotionally wrought, for the families of murdered or missing Native American women is the not knowing.