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...
Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes regularly speaks about her hardscrabble background—a childhood in poverty, her struggle to get through school, and her two marriages before meeting Gov. John Kitzhaber, to whom she is now engaged. It’s a narrative that has been widely reported by media around the state.On Wednesday, WWMore
Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.
Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history.
Since Gov. John
Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central
role in his administration. She ke
Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign today disclosed a $10,000 expenditure to the political consultant Patricia McCaig.As WWreported on Sept. 24, McCaig, who ran Kitzhaber's 2010 general election campaign, has been working for the governor's re-election campaign without Kitzha...
The Secretary of State's Elections Division today provided an answer to a burning question in the governor's race—can a normally highly-paid political consultant provide her services to a campaign for free and without disclosure?
The question arose after WWreported recently that the p...
SAIF Corp., the state-owned worker's compensation insurer, announced today that interim CEO John Gilkey will step down next year.
SAIF spokesman Dave Miller says that Gilkey, who's spent nearly 35 years at SAIF, will stay on until the insurer's board of directors hires a replacement. Miller says that process will begin at the SAIF board's November meeting.
The announcement co...
Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.
It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon
National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used.
Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,
Medical device manufacturer Loren Parks is digging deeper in his considerable wallet this election cycle than he has for a while. Over the weekend, the Oregon Family Farm Association Political Action Committee reported a $100,000 contribution from Parks. Earlier in the week, the Taxpayers Association of Oregon reported getting $40,000 from Parks. And as WW reported, he g...