The Washington Post today reported a statistic that will may cause some disbelief in the Beaver State: based on the rate of convictions of public employees, Oregon is the least corrupt state in the union.</...More
Gov. John Kitzhaber has not had much luck with SAIF Corp., the state-owned workers compensation insurer. He's now seeking to remake SAIF's top decision making body, nominating three new members to the five-member board.
When Kitzhaber was governor from 1995 to 2003, SAIF sunk under the weight of scandal, including a high-profile investigation into its hiring of former Gov. <...
As expected, Attorney General Ellen Roseblum today filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp, in Marion County court, related to the failure of Cover Oregon."Today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies," said Attorney General Rosenblum in a statement. "Over the course of our investigation, it became abundantly clear that Or...
As WWreported yesterday, the city's Bureau of Human Resources is investigating the actions of Assistant Fire Marshal Doug Jones, who told the manager of a downtown sex club that he could ignore the fire marshal's denial of a special events permit. WW obtained a transcript of a telephone...
On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonymous donor is Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear whose role in the "o...
A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.
A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for
telling a downtown sex club the city would look the other way if it
violated fire safety laws.
In late June,
Portland Fire & Re
When Ted Kulongoski served as Oregon governor from 2003 to 2011, his wife, Mary Oberst, kept a low profile.But Oberst made an unusually public statement late last month when she submitted a brief piece to The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that enjoys wide readership in the U.S.Oberst, a Portland resident, More