Home · Articles · By NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Sen. Chip Shields Pushes a Bill That Could Benefit His Family's Business: Updated

He asked Rep. Lew Frederick to introduce the legislation.

news4-chipshields_3813

Sen. Chip Shields (D-Portland) is pushing legislation that could directly benefit his family's business—and he’s getting another legislator to do the political work for him.

The bill, HB 3052, would mandate that contractors in any publicly funded project—...   More
 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

You Call This a Farm?

Urban farmers and foresters are benefiting from a gaping property tax loophole.


Cover Story
Joe Angel is a real-estate developer and investor best known for once owning 28 Portland-area Burger Kings. Angel also helped develop three downtown hotels—the Westin, the deLuxe and the Luc   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Emails Show Kitzhaber Sought To Hand-Pick Special Prosecutor

Former governor's attorney suggested friendly ex-judges.

kitzhaberhealth

The first week of February marked an acceleration in the spiraling troubles that led former Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign.A disastrous press conference led to the state's biggest daily calling for his resignation, and unanswered ethical and legal questions about first lady Cylvia Hayes only grew bigger. If Kitzhaber were to survive, he needed to change the political narrative—and f...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Dave Frohnmayer, an Oregon Legal and Political Leader, Dies at 74

frohnmayer

Dave Frohnmayer, one of the leading figures in recent Oregon political, legal and academic history, died Monday night, his longtime spokeswoman, Marla Rae, tells WW. Frohnmayer was 74.

The Eugene Register-Guard reported Frohnmayer died of prostate cancer.

Frohnmayer carved out a career in public service that spanned politics, the law and academia. He was a Rhode...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Emails Show How Kitzhaber and Hayes Sought to Block Release of Her Emails

Lawyer on Hayes' emails: "Not 'smoking guns' but they are clearly not helpful."

cylviajohn

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber is seeking to block federal criminal investigators from getting access to personal emails he stored on state computers. The Oregonian broke that news last week, noting Kitzhaber has succeeded in delaying by nearly a week the state’s response to a feder...   More
 
Monday, March 9, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Emails Show Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber Made Only One Paid Speech While In Office

Kitzhaber had asked ethics commission's permission to earn extra money.

kitzhaber

In December 2012, then-Gov. John Kitzhaber took the extraordinary step of asking the Oregon Government Ethics Commission if could have permission to make paid speeches.
It was a surprising request for a public servant who'd prided himself on high ethical standards. Taking money for speeches could give at least the appearance that Kitzhaber was trading on his position as govern...   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. Kate Brown Names Jeanne Atkins Secretary of State

Atkins will be placeholder until the 2016 election.

jeanne_atkins

Gov. Kate Brown today named Jeanne Atkins, who recently retired from U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's staff, to be secretary of state.

That job became vacant when Brown, who was elected secretary of state in 2008 and 2012, succeeded former Gov. John Kitzhaber upon his Feb. 18 resignation.

Brown had the choice of naming one of many politicians who'd like to be the...   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Department of Administrative Services Director Michael Jordan Resigns: Updated

State's chief operating officer ordered criminal investigation into publication of Kitzhaber emails.

michaeljordandas

Michael Jordan, the director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, abruptly announced his resignation to agency staff this morning.
Jordan, who is in effect the state's chief operating officer, made what observers believe was a career-ending choice the morning of Feb. 18 when he ordered a criminal investigation by the Oregon State Police into how WW obtained...   More
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Patricia McCaig Bills Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's Campaign for January Work

Emails show adviser helped Kitzhaber prep for disastrous Jan. 30 press conference

kitzhaber1994

Patricia McCaig, a political consultant for former Gov. John Kitzhaber, filed an $8,500 invoice for payment from Kitzhaber's campaign fund yesterday.Emails between McCaig and Kitzhaber during his last month in office show some of the work for which McCaig is now seeking payment. Those emails are among the    More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Another Kind Of Green

Emails show how former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s environmental principles and his friendship with a campaign contributor collided.


News Stories
Scott Campbell operates on a Bunyanesque scale. He bought and expanded Banfield Pet Hospital, creating a chain of 750 veterinarian clinics, before selling the company in 2007. The Southeast Port   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close