Defending the Whistle-Blower

Gov. Kate Brown says the Kitzhaber email leaker shouldn’t face criminal charges.

Since going public with his story last week, Michael Rodgers has heard a lot of opinions about his decision to leak 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails to WW. Last week’s cover    More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oracle Files New Lawsuit Against Patricia McCaig and Other Kitzhaber Campaign Advisers

Software giant, seeking $23 million in damages, alleges the consultants interfered with Cover Oregon for political reasons.


Oracle America Corp. today filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Court against the campaign consultants for former Gov. John Kitzhaber. The lawsuit alleges the consultants interfered with the state's handling of the troubled Cover Oregon health care web site in order to help Kitzhaber get re-elected.The lawsuit names as defendants Patricia McCaig, Kevin Looper, Scott Nelson, Tim Raphael and Mark Wiener. ...   More
Thursday, February 26, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Blurred Lines

How Kitzhaber’s re-election campaign secretly shaped state policy around Cover Oregon.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber used campaign advisers to secretly direct his administration’s response to Cover Oregon, the state’s failed $250 million health insurance exchange. Previously undiscl   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, October 22-28


We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful, strange or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. The GMO debate continues in our comments section. Boy does it ever. One reader is voting with people he/she does not necessarily agree with:Boreal Explorer  writes:I ...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Coat Of Arms

Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.

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It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used. Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,    More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

My Name is Barbara

A memoir reveals the personal side—and political failings—of Oregon’s first woman governor.

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Former Gov. Barbara Roberts’ new memoir, Up the Capitol Steps, is the most frustrating of books. For 200 pages, it’s the revealing, tender and intimate life story of Oregon’s first female gov   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 MARK KIRCHMEIER

Kitzhaber Picks Up $20,000 From Oregon Nurses Association

If Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber is going to stay even in the fund-raising race with Republican candidate Chris Dudley, he's going to need a lot of help from Oregon unions. This week, he picked up a $20,000 donation from the Oregon Nurses Association. But still to weigh in with its wallet is the heavyweight Oregon Education Association, which is backing Kitzhaber in the ...   More
Thursday, August 12, 2010 HANK STERN


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