John Plotkin, the former CEO of SAIF Corp., filed a lawsuit today (PDF) in Marion County Court, alleging that SAIF fired him in violation of the state's public meetings law. In his complaint, Plotkin argues...
As WWreported in today's print edition, John Plotkin, the former CEO of SAIF Corp., the state-owned worker's compensation insurer, has filed a tort claim against SAIF, as well as one current and two recently-retired SAIF officials.
In the tort claim, Plotkin alleges that current human r...
Documents suggest SAIF corp. fired its CEO based on “false and inaccurate” information.
SAIF Corp. is in the insurance business, an industry defined by the word “caution.”
Yet thousands of
pages of records from inside the state-owned workers’ compensation
insurer suggest that
The Oregonian named a new editor today, nearly three months after former Editor Peter Bhatia announced he would step down to teach at Arizona State.
The new hire is Mark Katches, a highly-decorated investigative reporter and editor who most recently led the Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-prof...
On his blog, The Oregon Oracle, Bruce McCainconnects some dots between a longtime Oregon Congressional staffer named Joan Mooney, the Veterans' Adminstration mess and a current Oregon legislative candidate, Paul Evans.
Most Americans, including most Oregonians, likely have ne...
The grocery industry pulled the plug earlier this month on a planned November ballot measure that would have privatized some functions of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Among other changes, grocery chains such as Fred Meyer and Safeway want to sell liquor in their stores, which today is only possible in a small number of pilot operations.
A century old clinic is at the center of debate over Oregon’s prescription opiate epidemic.
From its perch on a steep hillside in Wheeler, Ore., the
Rinehart Clinic offers a view of the timeless battle between the Nehalem
River and the Pacific Ocean.
When the tide flows
out, water ru
Oregon Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group has long been a political powerhouse.
The group's political action committee has spent $2.38 million on Oregon races since 2010, including $400,000 this year, when it played a major role in four hotly contested GOP House p...