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Senate passes bill to combat I-5 human trafficking

A measure that would allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to place informational posters about human trafficking in rest stops on state highways was passed unanimously Wednesday by the Washington Senate.

The posters encourage those who need help or those who see a possible victim to call the authorities. Senate Bill 6330 now moves to the House.

Bill sponsor Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, said the WSDOT has already been working with community groups to put the posters inside rest stops along Interstate 5, a prominent trafficking route.

The fear is that hundreds of victims could be

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