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

Ethics Commission Delays Decision on Patricia McCaig

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As expected, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission this morning extended its investigation into the activities of Patricia McCaig, Gov. John Kitzhaber's advisor on the Columbia River Crossing project, for another month. A WW cover story last year described the ways in which McCaig, who in addition to advising Kitzhaber, draw a paycheck from the engineering firm David Evans and Associates, the top ...   More
 
Friday, January 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Will Announce 2014 Plans Monday

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has been raising money (a quarter of a million dollars so far) like a candidate for re-election in 2014. But the three-term governor has taken a surprisingly long time to announce his plans for next year.Kitzhaber will announce his decision—he's running, people familiar with his plans tell WW—at a Monday morning press conference in East Portland. Here are the details: On Monday, ...   More
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber, Still Undeclared, Spent $35K On Poll

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Gov. John Kitzhaber today reported spending $34,750 last month with the polling firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates.Polling is the kind of activity candidates engage in to see what voters care about. Raising money is another activity candidates engage in–Kitzhaber's raised $240,000 so far this year. But Kitzhaber, who is serving his third term as governor, is not yet a declared ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

High-Level Staff Changes on Kitzhaber's Team

Governor Names Mike Bonetto Chief of Staff

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Although Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported raising $240,000 this year, he still has not yet announced whether he'll run for an unprecedented (in Oregon) fourth term.But WW has learned that key staffers are not waiting for Kitzhaber to announce his decision before they make their own plans.Kitzhaber's chief of staff, Curtis Robinhold, will depart Jan. 1 to become deputy executive director at the Port ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: News Hotter Than Jeff Cogen’s Love of Parades.


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The lesson from the Oregon Department of Justice investigation of former Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen: If Cogen had resigned when the story of his affair broke in July, there probably woul   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

OLCC Commissioners Learned Belatedly of Steve Marks' DUII Arrest

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Two Oregon Liquor Control Commissioners say they only learned of Steve Marks' 2010 DUII arrest a short time before yesterday's unanimous vote approving Marks as the new OLCC executive director. Marks, who served a top aide to Gov. John Kitzhaber from 1995 to 2003, was a $6,300-a-month Kitzhaber campaign aide on Sept. 29, 2010 when an Oregon State Police trooper arrested him on a DUII charge ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Picks Up Checks from Nike, Others

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Gov. John Kitzhaber—who still has not announced whether he will run for a fourth term next year—disclosed a new round of fundraising today.Kitzhaber got $10,000 from Nike, the beneficiary of a 2012 special session that guaranteed state's current method of taxing the sportswear giant would remain unchanged. He also got $7,500 from Brett Wilcox, a close associate who made a fortune in the aluminum ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Picks Jack Roberts to Head Oregon Lottery

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has made an intriguing selection for the next person to head the Oregon Lottery—he's picked former Labor Commissioner Jack Roberts, who held that statewide office from 1995 to 2003. Tim Raphael, Kitzhaber's spokeman confirms the governor intends to put Roberts' name forward for the job, although all the paperwork necessary for a formal nomination is still being completed. ...   More
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wheeler Kicks CRC Can Down the Road

Citing risks, Treasurer's letter to lawmakers says it's "premature" to conclude deal can work

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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler today released a three-page letter (PDF) to legislative leaders assessing the viability of the revised $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project. Wheeler's letter is a finalized version of a memo WW first reported a couple of weeks ago. As with the draft memo, the letter Wheeler released today makes it clear project sponsors will have to thread a rope large enough to ...   More
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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