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

Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, October 5-11

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We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, strange, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. We reported that even some Republican House members were leery of the candidacy of "evangelical Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, anti-tax, anti-government and ...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Kitzhaber's Office Bent State Ethics Standards to Suit First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Records Show

Governor's staff tried to stop her from using Mahonia Hall and her title for her private business

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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s then-chief of staff and top lawyer last year tried to stop First Lady Cylvia Hayes from running her private consulting business out the governor’s mansion and from continuing to use her title for paid speaking engagements, records recently released to WW show. Hayes would not abide by those restrictions and Kitzhaber’s staff backed down, records ...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes' Undisclosed Third Marriage Was to 18-Year-Old Immigrant

Hayes: "Governor did not know until yesterday."

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Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes regularly speaks about her hardscrabble background—a childhood in poverty, her struggle to get through school, and her two marriages before meeting Gov. John Kitzhaber, to whom she is now engaged. It’s a narrative that has been widely reported by media around the state.On Wednesday, WW published a story about the private consulting work Hayes, 47, has performed while ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

First Lady Inc.

Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.


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Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history. Since Gov. John Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central role in his administration. She ke   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Parking Violation

Oregon’s First Lady is cited for using a state police pass to park her personal car.


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On Dec. 16, Mary Kisel, a city parking officer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, was patrolling her beat, keeping an eye on the pre-holiday crush that jams downtown streets and fills up curbside parking spaces.     More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: County Cat Kill Count Reconsidered

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


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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

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