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Eugene Register-Guard: Kitzhaber Whistleblower Michael Rodgers' "Instinct Was Right"

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The Eugene Register-Guard today came to the defense of Michael Rodgers, the state IT official who faces civil and criminal investigations after refusing a request to delete former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails from state servers, and then leaking the emails to WW. State officials placed Rodgers on paid leave Feb. 20 and have pursued parallel investigations against h...   More
 
Monday, June 1, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber's Nephew Is a Prosecutor In the Office Handling Criminal Investigation Into Whistleblower Michael Rodgers

Despite the potential conflict of interest, the Marion County DA's office is still involved in the case.

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The prosecutor’s office now threatening to bring criminal charges in the leak of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails has an ethical conflict of interest in the case.

It turns out that a nephew of Kitzhaber’s is a senior prosecutor in the Marion County District Attorney's office—the same office that this month threatened the leaker of the Kitzhaber emails,...   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: Kitzhaber Whistleblower Michael Rodgers Explains Why He Leaked Emails

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Today's WW cover story is about Michael Rodgers, a high-level state of Oregon manager who refused a request to delete former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails from state servers—and later, after he grew concerned about state officials' response to that request, made a copy of the emai...   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Whistleblower

Michael Rodgers has a secret: He’s the one who leaked Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. Here’s why he did it.


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On Friday, Feb. 20, Michael Rodgers looked up from his iPad to the parking lot outside his Salem office window. Three people strode toward the entrance of his building. He knew who they were,    More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

County Commissioner Diane McKeel Wants $200,000 to Publicize a Drug Her Son Promotes: Updated

Commissioner didn't disclose family tie to product.

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Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel wants to spend $200,000 of taxpayer money next year to publicize the availability of a new drug called Truvada, which can help prevent HIV.
The Oregonian reported McKeel's budget request on Monday but did not report that...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Making The Law Pay

The Attorney General’s favorite Portland law firm is cleaning up financially. It’s also run afoul of a federal judge.


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Nearly 3,000 Oregonians with disabilities have waited more than three years for their day in federal court on a potentially groundbreaking civil rights case. In a sweeping class action lawsu   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon House Passes Impeachment Bill in Bipartisan Vote

Measure stems from Kitzhaber scandal.

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In the wake of the abrupt resignation of former Gov. John Kitzhaber on Feb. 18, lawmakers and Kitzhaber's successor, Gov. Kate Brown, have introduced a variety of bills aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in government.

Many of the proposed reform bills are going nowhere but one,    More
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

World Affairs Council of Oregon Paid Hillary Clinton $250,000 to Speak Last Year: Updated

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Among the many lucrative speeches Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made since resigning as U.S. secretary of state in 2013, few paid better than an April 8, 2014, address Clinton made in Portland to the World Affair...   More
 
Monday, May 18, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Robust May State Revenue Forecast Means $100 Million More For K-12 Budget

Booming economy flows through to schools

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A new state revenue forecast released today brings good news for K-12 education—it will add just over $100 million to the $7.255 billion lawmakers budgeted for schools last month.
When lawmakers passed the budget far earlier than normal, they agreed to allocate 40 percent of whatever additional monies the May revenue forecast predicted, because K-12 education gets about 40 percent of ...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Earl Blumenauer and Peter Defazio

Two Oregon congressmen—divided over free trade—disagree about what a Trans-Pacific deal would mean.


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President Barack Obama jetted to Portland last week to use the city and the world headquarters of Nike as backdrops in his push for a sweeping new free-trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim coun   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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