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Double Dip

Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber probably never imagined he would be heading into a historic fourth term as Oregon chief executive with a major daily newspaper calling for a criminal investigation into the actio   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Speech Will Highlight Oregon Business Summit

Event run by group who hired spokeswoman for Cylvia Hayes


Gov. John Kitzhaber has been largely invisible since winning election to a fourth term on Nov. 4.
On Tuesday, Kitzhaber will make his highest profile address since defeating state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) when he gives the keynote address at the Oregon Business Summit.
He'll speak between 1 pm and 2 pm at the Oregon Convention Center to the annual gathering of...   More
Monday, January 5, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Eugene Register-Guard Calls For Special Prosecutor In the First Lady Cylvia Hayes Ethics Case


The Eugene Register-Guard is calling for Gov. John Kitzhaber to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the business dealings of Kitzhaber's fiance, Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes.
Here's what the Register-Guard, which endorsed Kitzhaber's November re-election,    More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Long-time ACLU of Oregon Director Will Retire


Dave Fidanque, the long-time executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, announced last night he will retire in early 2015.
Fidanque, 65, joined the ACLU in 1982 and became the group's executive director in 1993. The press release announcin...   More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

New York Times Chronicles Former Oregon Man's Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plots in North Dakota Oil Saga


The North Dakota oil production boom has a dark side, and a former Oregon resident named James Henrikson is right in the middle of it.Henrickson is accused of plotting the murders of two associ...   More
Monday, December 29, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Steaming Mad

A union boss’s criminal past and allegations of nepotism roil one of Oregon’s biggest labor groups.

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From its name, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 sounds like an old-fashioned, low-tech kind of labor union. Even its logo consists of pipes and valves. Yet the union’s 4,000 members per   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Republic of Moldova Names an OHSU Executive as its Oregon Consul


Moldova, the tiny nation located between Romania and the Ukraine, has named Mark B. Williams as its honorary consul for Oregon. At least 29 other countries already have honorary consuls in Oregon. Williams is a vice-president at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is responsible for real estate, cam...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by 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

OLCC Names Tom Burns Oregon's Weed Czar


The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced this morning that Tom Burns will move from the Oregon Health Authority, where he was director of pharmacy programs and ran the state's medical marijuana dispensary program, to the OLCC to oversee the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Before going to work for the state of Oregon Burns previously served as a top administrator in ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Sen. Richard Devlin Takes Issue with Gov. John Kitzhaber's Budget


Republicans surrendered two seats in the Oregon Senate in the November election and one in the Oregon House. That meant they gave up much of their ability to serve as a check on Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.That role—to the extent anyone fills it—will now fall to members of his own party, such as state Sen. Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin). Now in his 18th year as...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS
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