Voters say they are moving from Kitzhaber to Richardson
New polling information released today by WW's news partner, KATU (Channel 2) television shows large numbers of voters saying they may shift from incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, to his Republican challenger, State R...
In his job as spokesman for the athletic departments at Northwestern University and then the University of Oregon (from 1976 to 1982) George Beres made a lot of statements about college athletics. But Beres, who says he's had more than 300 letters to the editor published in various publications, has rarely ...
The Republican candidate for governor, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) has not had to answer many questions about social issues during this campaign.
When abortion, gay rights or issues of equity come up in interviews or debates, Richardson hits the fast-forward button, giving some version of an answer such as "those issues are settled."
At the KGW/Oregonian debate on...
One final chance for Oregon's most famous convicted killer?
The Oregon federal public defender's office today sought to re-open what is perhaps the state's most highly-publicized murder of the past three decades.On Jan. 17, 1989, the then-Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was stabbed to death outside his office in Salem.
The case was an immediate and long-lasting media sensation. No murder weapon was ever ...
State Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem) today filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, seeking answers to a series of questions about the role of First Lady Cylvia Hayes has played in the administration of her fiancee, Gov. John Kitzhaber.As WWreported last week, Hayes has ...
In his campaign for governor, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) has pounded Democratic incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber over the past 10 days for a series of ethical issues in Kitzhaber's office, most of them first reported in this paper.But Richardson's tax return shows he's got a...
The governor's office intervened with state Energy Department to delay foreclosure
The owner of the Pronghorn Golf Course in Bend was in deep financial trouble. It was November 2011, and the golf course had been slammed by the recession that had battered Bend. The course’s developer, California-based Hix Rubenstein, faced foreclosure on a $58 million bank loan and a $1.8 million loan from the state of Oregon. The company’s owner, Tom Hi...More
More than just defeating Republicans, Democrats are seeking to neutralize one of their own senators.
On Nov. 4, Oregonians will make important choices in the
races for U.S. Senate, governor and contentious ballot measures that
cover everything from marijuana to labeling of GMO-based foods.
Governor's staff tried to stop her from using Mahonia Hall and her title for her private business
Gov. John Kitzhaber’s then-chief of staff and top lawyer last year tried to stop First Lady Cylvia Hayes from running her private consulting business out the governor’s mansion and from continuing to use her title for paid speaking engagements, records recently released to WW show. Hayes would not abide by those restrictions and Kitzhaber’s staf...
Kitzhaber rejects Richardson's call for a special prosecutor to investigate first lady Cylvia Hayes.
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), faced off in a tense debate today at the City Club of Portland.
Moderator Dave Miller of Oregon Public Broadcasting, which carried the debate live, opened the event with a series of direct questions to Kitzhaber about the controversy swirling around Kitzhaber's fia...