State Releases Conflicting ODOE Reports; Hayes a "Rock Star"

Cylvia Hayes

Oregonians can now see two very different accounts of what happened in the Oregon Department of Energy investigation, in which four employees were accused of steering state business to Cylvia Hayes, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s companion. The first report was prepared at the request of former Gov. Ted Kulongoski and written by retired Malheur County Judge Francisco Yraguen. Yraguen’s heavily-detailed ...   More
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Updated: Four Suspended ODOE Employees To Be Reinstated

John Kroger

WW has learned that four Oregon Department of Energy employees will be reinstated today, marking the latest twist in story that began with an Oregon Department of Justice investigation into ODOE contracting practices that last August.The investigation has received intense scrutiny because the employees were accused of steering state business to Cylvia Hayes, the long-time companion of Gov. John Kitzhaber.The ...   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Here's What's Holding Up Release of Documents in Energy Department Investigation

Although much of today's focus in Salem is on the start of Gov. John Kitzhaber's historic third term, some unfinished business relating to Attorney General John Kroger's investigation of contracting practices at the Oregon Department of Energy is also inching toward resolution. As WW reported last week, Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who leaves office today, has hired retired Malheur County judge Frank ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Energy Department Investigation: Former Agency Director's Lawyer Says DOJ In "Flagrant Violation" of Law

Kroger - Energy Dept. Invest.

The rhetoric around a recently-completed Oregon Department of Justice investigation into contracting practices at the state Department of Energy is getting even more heated. Yesterday, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, lawyers for former Energy Department director Mark Long penned a scathing letter [PDF] to Senior Assistant Attorney General Donna Sandoval-Bennett, expressing outrage about DOJ's handling ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


Web Design for magazines