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.

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


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


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

Cylvia Hayes

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


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
Thursday, August 4, 2011 by

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

Former Energy Department Director's Lawyer Sues Attorney General John Kroger

John Kroger

The battle between former Oregon Department of Energy interim Director Mark Long and Attorney General John Kroger's Oregon Department of Justice continues to escalate.Bill Gary, Long's attorney, filed a lawsuit last week in Marion County Court accusing Kroger of withholding records related to the racketeering theory that Justice Department criminal investigators pursued in last year's probe into the ...   More
Thursday, April 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Release of Oregon Energy Department Investigation File Delayed Again

John Kroger

The long saga of the Oregon Department of Justice's investigation into contracting practices at the Oregon Department of Energy has gotten even longer.First, a recap: DOJ began an investigation last August into whether ODOE employees had improperly steered a $60,000 subcontract to a Bend renewable energy consulting firm run by Cylvia Hayes, the longtime companion of Gov. John Kitzhaber. At the time ...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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