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Mist lifts over Squaw Lake along the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. The lake may have a different name before the end of this year.

Dozens Of Northwest Places Have A Slur In Their Name. People Are Coming Up With Replacement Names

People with an interest in geography or Pacific Northwest history are coming up with replacement names for dozens of places around the region that currently have a name considered derogatory. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior launched the search for new names by ordering a specific racial slur stricken off the map nationwide as expeditiously as possible. Continue Reading Dozens Of Northwest Places Have A Slur In Their Name. People Are Coming Up With Replacement Names

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Former staff allege that Democrat Mike Kreidler, Washington's longtime elected insurance commissioner, has mistreated staff and used offensive and racist language in conversation, which stands in contrast to his record of advocating for marginalized communities.

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. The allegations against the six-term Democrat stand in contrast to his record as an advocate for marginalized communities. Continue Reading Employees Say State Insurance Chief Used Racist Slurs, Mistreated Staff

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