New unit launched at Interior to investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people

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Demonstrators marched down Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. Photo by Max Nesterak/Minnesota Reformer.
Ariana Figueroa
Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, including politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. She's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.