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Defending the Whistle-Blower

Gov. Kate Brown says the Kitzhaber email leaker shouldn’t face criminal charges.

Since going public with his story last week, Michael Rodgers has heard a lot of opinions about his decision to leak 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails to WW. Last week’s cover    More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tough Times For Ted

State Treasurer Wheeler finds his agenda stymied and his future at a crossroads.

Until recently, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s political future looked bright. He had risen quickly from being a reform-minded chairman of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to overs   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Risky Business

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s state attorney was alarmed by a business group’s help for first lady Cylvia Hayes.

The federal investigation into allegations of influence peddling by former Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is heating up. Sources tell WW that a grand jury in Portland has be   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber's Emails and a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Power

Here are the stories WW has published so far based on the emails from Gov. John Kitzhaber's personal accounts that were kept in state computers, and the controversy about the efforts by his office Fe   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 WW Staff

Kitzhaber’s Secret Weapon

Newly obtained emails show ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber put his top political consultant in charge of Cover Oregon.

A year ago, it looked as if then-Gov John Kitzhaber’s biggest headache was Cover Oregon, the $305 million health care website that was pitched as a national model but became a national laugh   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hands Off

Why is Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum ducking the Kitzhaber-Hayes case?

Allegations of wrongdoing, ethical violations and even criminal activity have been piling up for months around Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. The governor has the authority t   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Yes, Virginia, There is a Scandal

The widening scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is without precedent in Oregon, where it has been decades since a governor’s administration has seen allegations    More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Fired Up

Commissioner Diane McKeel’s husband pulled strings with county officials.

The husband of Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel used his relationship with McKeel to get his way in a land-use dispute last year over a local fire station. Records show Dr. Mike Mc   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Opening the Tax Floodgates

Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.

Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new laws. Many states saw Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.

Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business, 3E Strategies. She has carried the designation of adviser to her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber. And she�   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS
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