A union boss’s criminal past and allegations of nepotism roil one of Oregon’s biggest labor groups.
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
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...
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�
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 ...
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...
Newly released emails show that Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes regularly used a state-paid employee in the office of her fiancé, Gov. John Kitzhaber, to book travel and hotel for Hayes’ private consulting business.
The emails show Hayes used public resources for her personal benefit, treating her government assistant as a private secretary for her consulting business.
Proposed contract created "legal and ethical issues"
Two months ago, WW reported a highly unusual situation: The Oregon Business Council, which advocates for Oregon's largest employers, in 2013 hired a spokeswoman for first lady Cylvia Hayes. A group pushing a political agenda would not usually be allowed to provide staff support for the governor's office.
Documents Gov. John Kitzhaber's office has now released to ...More
A new study from Harvard's Safra School of Ethics finds that Oregon is among the least corrupt states, measured both by illegal and legal corruption.
The study's authors defined legal corruption as "the political gains in the form of campaign con...
Proponents of Measure 92, which would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, today filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Court aimed at forcing Secretary of State Kate Brown to count 4,600 ballots that proponents believe have been incorrectly rejected by elections officials.“These voters completed their ballots, signed their return identification envelops pursuant to ins...
Former City Commissioner Jim Francesconi has a new job—he's the vice president of public policy for Moda Health.Francesconi, who served as a city commissioner from 1997 to 2005, attempted a political comeback this year, running against Deborah Kafoury for the vacant Multnomah County...