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Joe O'Sullivan of The Seattle Times

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Joe O'Sullivan is a reporter with The Seattle Times who covers state government and the Legislature

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    KUOW Newsroom

    Employees say state insurance chief used racist slurs, mistreated staff

    Washington’s long-time elected insurance commissioner has used offensive terms in the workplace to describe people of different races and ethnicities, as well as people who are transgender. That’s according to former agency insiders who’ve come forward in recent weeks. Meanwhile, other former employees are giving new accounts of what they say is Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s mistreatment of staff.