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

Former State Energy Official Sues Kroger, Riddell, Justice Department For $17.5 Million

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As long expected, the former interim director of the Oregon Department of Energy, Mark Long, has filed a lawsuit against outgoing Oregon Attorney General John Kroger, his former chief criminal attorney, Sean Riddell, and the Oregon Department of Justice, over their conduct during an investigation.The lawsuit was filed today in Marion County Circuit Court. It was expected because Long filed a tort claim ...   More
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Corey Pein

Kitzhaber 2.0, The Fundraiser

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Gov. John Kitzhaber is doing something he didn't do often in his earlier two terms as governor from 1995 to 2003—he's raising money for legislative candidates. State filings show Kitzhaber has raised $51,500 already this year; donors include Greenbrier Cos., with $7,500; NW Natural, $5,000; and shipyard boss Frank Foti, $5,000. Kitzhaber spokesman Tim Raphael says the governor plans to raise more ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber's Companion, Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor

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The companion of Gov. John Kitzhaber, Cylvia Hayes, has endorsed Eileen Brady in the Portland mayor's race. That endorsement carries some weight, because although Kitzhaber and Hayes are not married, the governor's office calls Hayes "First Lady," and polling shows Kitzhaber remains enormously popular in Portland. At least two candidates in the mayor's race have reason to hope for Kitzhaber's endorsement. ...   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2012 by Brent Walth

Kroger's Office Defends Prosecutor in Cylvia Hayes Probe

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The continuing saga of the Oregon Department of Justice's aborted investigation into whether state Department of Energy staffers wrongfully steered a contract to a company run by Gov. John Kitzhaber's companion, Cylvia Hayes, has taken another turn.Sean Riddell, the former top DOJ criminal lawyer who led the investigation, was demoted in June. The official reasons given by Attorney General John Kroger ...   More
 
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