Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.


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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�   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

New Emails Show First Lady Cylvia Hayes Regularly Used State Employee To Book Personal Business Travel

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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. The emails further illustrate ...   More
 
Friday, December 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

First Lady Cylvia Hayes: Email Shows Kitzhaber's Attorney Was Uncomfortable With Privately-Paid Spokeswoman

Proposed contract created "legal and ethical issues"

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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 WW show that Kitzhaber's general counsel, ...   More
 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cylvia Hayes and Gov. John Kitzhaber: Five Issues the Ethics Commission Should Consider

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The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is meeting today to begin to consider allegations of ethical misconduct against Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes. Here are the five key issues the commission should be considering as they open the case against Kitzhaber and Hayes.1. Hayes is a public official. On Oct. 13, Gov. John Kitzhaber asked the Oregon Government Ethics Commission whether ...   More
 
Friday, November 7, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Defeats Dennis Richardson, Looks Toward Historic Fourth Term

A Narrow Win for Kitzhaber's 4th Term

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Incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber is on track for what could be a narrow victory over his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) tonight. Kitzhaber, a Democrat, leads Richardson 49 percent to 46 percent with more than half the votes counted.At 67, Kitzhaber becomes the first governor in Oregon elected to four terms. (He previously served from 1995 to 2003.)Before Kitzhaber ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

State Rep. Vicki Berger Files Ethics Complaint Against First Lady Cylvia Hayes

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State Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem) today filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, seeking answers to a series of questions about the role of First Lady Cylvia Hayes has played in the administration of her fiancee, Gov. John Kitzhaber.As WW reported last week, Hayes has served both as first lady and a policy adviser to Kitzhaber on energy and economic development. At the same time, ...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber's Staff Aided Financially Troubled Former Client of First Lady Cylvia Hayes

The governor's office intervened with state Energy Department to delay foreclosure

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The owner of the Pronghorn Golf Course in Bend was in deep financial trouble. It was November 2011, and the golf course had been slammed by the recession that had battered Bend. The course’s developer, California-based Hix Rubenstein, faced foreclosure on a $58 million bank loan and a $1.8 million loan from the state of Oregon. The company’s owner, Tom Hix, needed help in ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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