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


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

Murmurs: County Cat Kill Count Reconsidered

You’re either on the bus or on the other bus.

Last week, Murmurs quoted Ron Murray, a founder of Oregon Dog PAC—a political action committee aimed at starting a no-kill shelter—as saying the Multnomah County animal shelter euthanizes 64 per   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Schools Miss Out on $40 Million in Energy Savings


An audit by the State of Oregon has found school districts missed out on $40 million of potential energy savings by an ineffective use of money intended to help them save energy.The audit found that during 2009 and 2010, schools received $15.7 million for energy efficiency measures, such as improved lighting, heating and insulation. But after examining 6,859 measures taken by schools across Oregon ...   More
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 CODY NEWTON

Read the Document: Two Powerful Lawyers Attack the Investigator in the Cylvia Hayes Probe


As the probe continues into whether the Oregon Department of Energy unlawfully steered business to a company co-owned by Gov. John Kitzhaber's longtime companion, two well-connected defense lawyers have gone on the offensive against the chief investigator in the case.WW has obtained a 30-page letter (PDF) in which Dave Frohnmayer and Bill Gary outline a series of accusations against Sean Riddell (in ...   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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