UPDATE: State Treasurer Ted Wheeler also calls for Kitzhaber's resignation
The leaders of the Oregon Legislature's Democratic caucuses are preparing to call for Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation, three sources tell WW.
Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) are drafting a statement saying Kitzhaber's immediate resignation is necessary amid a growing influence-peddling scandal surroundi...
The paper says ‘Kitzhaber Fatigue’ has settled in over Oregon
The New York Times is the latest national news outlet to focus on the scandal surrounding Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. NYT reporter Kirk Johnson notes Kitzhaber's progressive politics and...
She admits she got $5,000 to marry an 18-year-old Ethiopian in 1997
Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes today confessed to breaking federal law in 1997 by entering into an illegal marriage with an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant.
Hayes, who is now engaged to Gov. John Kitzhaber, says she was paid approximately $5,000 to marry the man, Abraham B. Abraham. Hayes had kept the marriage secret because she was "embarrassed." She claims Kitzhaber d...
A heated public hearing over Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick's proposed Portland street fee turned to open electoral warfare this afternoon, as the head of the state gasoline lobby told city commissioners opponents would refer the proposed fee t...More
Restaurant lobbyist Bill Perry on voter referral: "I think they know it would get shot down in a heartbeat."
Business groups—including associations of hotels, restaurants and convenience stores—will meet next week to begin planning opposition to the street fee Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve NovickMore
Former Hales aide was suspended for remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith
Former Portland mayoral aide Baruti Artharee earned notoriety and a suspension last summer for making suggestive remarks about County Commissioner Loretta Smith.
Artharee, who was then public safety advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales, confirmed in a June 9 interview with WW ...