State and Feds Probe Oregon Contract with Kitzhaber's Girlfriend


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WW has learned from three sources that the Oregon Department of Justice is investigating one or more contracts involving the embattled Oregon Department of Energy and 3EStrategies, a Bend-based renewable energy consulting firm. The investigation by Attorney General John Kroger's office is potentially fraught with political implications because the CEO of 3EStrategies is Cylvia Hayes, the long-time ...   More
 
Monday, August 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dudley Campaign Produces Useful Graphic to Decode Ad Flap: Updated (Twice)


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Lost amid the investigation into "potential contracting irregularities" involving the Oregon Department of Energy and Cylvia Hayes, the girlfriend of Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Kitzhaber is some compelling Kabuki theater around attack ads. As The Oregonian reported, the Democratic Governors' Association produced a negative ad about GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley. But, ...   More
 
Thursday, August 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Win McCormack Gives Kitzhaber $50,000; Dudley Still Far Ahead in Fundraising


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Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Kitzhaber reported a $50,000 contribution from Tin House publisher Win McCormack late last week. That contribution, Kitzhaber's largest from an individual and only the second $50,000 contribution his campaign has reported was actually made a month ago but only reported late Friday night, according to a filing with the state. That delay is perfectly legal ...   More
 
Monday, August 30, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov's Race Tax Update: Dudley Stonewalling, Kitzhaber Uncooperative


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Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley and his Democratic rival John Kitzhaber come to the November general election in Oregon with very different professional backgrounds: Dudley, a political novice whose 16-year NBA career included two stints for the Portland Trail Blazers, dipped his toe in the financial services industry for four years before declaring his candidacy. Kitzhaber worked ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Money Watch: Dudley Fundraising Juggernaut Rolls Onward


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Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley is still struggling to articulate a message beyond lower taxes but that seems an attractive pitch for many of his supporters, as measured by recent campaign donations. As of today, all Oregon races enter a new reporting period for campaign contributions: candidates must report contributions within seven days of receipt from now until election day ...   More
 
Monday, September 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cylvia Hayes Issues Statement: "Witness" Not "Target" of Investigation


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Cylvia Hayes, the Bend green energy consultant and long-time girlfriend of former Gov. John Kitzhaber, issued a statement this afternoon concerning her role in a federal and state investigation into "potential contracting irregularities" at the Oregon Department of Energy. Memorandum To: Oregon Media Outlets From: Cylvia Hayes, CEO, 3E Strategies Date: September 24, 2010 On ...   More
 
Friday, September 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gubernatorial Candidates Leave Us Wanting More


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There's a lot we don't know after Thursday night's first—and perhaps only—Oregon gubernatorial debate: will Democrat John Kitzhaber's state-wide school weatherization plan actually work? Why did he obtain a sweetheart loan from a campaign contributor? What's changed since he left office in a huff seven years ago? What is Republican Chris Dudley's position on reproductive choice? ...   More
 
Friday, October 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chris Dudley Not the Only One-time Camas Tax Refugee in the News


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On Sept 23, the Democratic Party of Oregon held a news conference to publicize a letter that party chairwoman Meredith Wood Smith and others sent to the Oregon Department of Revenue asking for an investigation into whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley committed tax fraud when he claimed to be a Washington resident from 1994 to 1998. As WW and The Oregonian reported earlier, ...   More
 
Friday, September 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Releases Some Tax Information; Payments Contradict Earlier Statement


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In response to WW's request for more information about a 1999 loan then-Gov. John Kitzhaber obtained from the stock brokerage firm Bidwell & Company, Kitzhaber this afternoon released three years worth of Internal Revenue Service form 1098s. Those forms [PDF] for tax years 2002, 2003 and 2004, show the amount of interest that Kitzhaber paid to Bidwell and Ameritrade, the brokerage firm that ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Provides Some Documentation of VIP Loan; Questions Remain


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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber has issued a statement addressing some of the questions WW raised in this week's cover story about an unusual loan Kitzhaber and his then-wife Sharon obtained in 1999 when he was governor. Here's the statement released last night from Kitzhaber: (Portland, Oregon) – “This week's Willamette Week raises a question of whether or not I received a VIP home ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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