Here's What's Holding Up Release of Documents in Energy Department Investigation

Although much of today's focus in Salem is on the start of Gov. John Kitzhaber's historic third term, some unfinished business relating to Attorney General John Kroger's investigation of contracting practices at the Oregon Department of Energy is also inching toward resolution. As WW reported last week, Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who leaves office today, has hired retired Malheur County judge Frank ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kroger Tells OPB That Portland Should Rejoin JTTF

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger jumped into the discussion today over whether Portland should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force. Kroger said this morning on OPB's Think Out Loud that it's better if "local police are at the table”when the feds are sorting through threats. The City Council is scheduled to decide on Feb. 24 whether to rejoin the task force, a question raised ...   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 HANK STERN

Kroger Responds to Marion County’s Brent Foster Decision

 As The Oregonian reported earlier today, a Marion County grand jury decided not to charge former Assistant Attorney General Brent Foster with a crime for his conduct in a Hood River County case.Foster, formerly the director of Columbia Riverkeeper and one of Attorney General John Kroger’s highest-profile hires after Kroger won election in 2008, greeted the ...   More
Friday, December 17, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

AG Kroger Lists 20 “Worst” Charities

  Attorney General John Kroger’s office sends out a lot of press releases that have varying degrees of interest to the general public. But today’s information [PDF] could save Oregon consumers money and keep them from getting fleeced. Kroger’s staff compiled a list of the 20 “worst” charities, using as the criterion the percentage of revenue those charities ...   More
Thursday, December 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

AG Kroger Accuses Natural Foods Company of Looting Non-Profit

  Yesterday, Attorney General John Kroger released his list of the 20 “worst” non-profits operating in Oregon. The absence of any Oregon-based non-profits from the list could generate concerns Kroger is going easy on local outfits. But here’s a story from the (Eugene) Register Guard about a fascinating lawsuit Kroger filed against the natural foods company ...   More
Friday, December 10, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

John Kroger vs. Jamie Lee Curtis

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Kendra Clune

AG-Elect Kroger Pushes Envelope with Latest Hires

Attorney General-elect John Kroger campaigned on a promise to shake up what some people have considered a staid operation. At least two of the three special counsels he named today will go a long way toward helping him accomplish that goal when he starts next month as head of Oregon's Justice Department. According to sources in the legal community, Kroger has hired lawyers Margaret Olney, ...   More
Monday, December 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED Adams' Admission Reaction: Majority of Mayor's Colleagues Ask AG to Investigate

UPDATE, Wednesday 12:45 pm: The state Attorney General's office has announced it will investigate. Click here to read the AG's statement. --------------------------- In a sign that Mayor Sam Adams' support is eroding, three of his four council colleagues —commissioners Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz and Randy Leonard— have signed a letter asking Attorney John Kroger to open an investigation ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

BREAKING: Mayor Sam Adams Retains Lawyer Bob Weaver And Says, "I'm Not Going to Keep People Waiting Much Longer"

Mayor Sam Adams told WW about 3:45 pm today that he is close to making a decision about whether he will resign or fight to keep his office. Adams is meeting individually with city commissioners tomorrow morning. "I'm not going to keep people waiting much longer," Adams told WW. "I need to make a good decision and make it soon." Adams, who has not been back to City Hall since a Tuesday press ...   More
Friday, January 23, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kroger Challenged on Top Aide for Ballot Measures

Liberal critics of Oregon's ballot-measure process rejoiced last year when Attorney General-elect John Kroger let it be known he was hiring longtime union lawyer Margaret Olney to oversee election-law reform. Olney has earned praise for her work with two powerhouses — the Oregon Education Association and the Service Employees International Union, which dumped cash into Kroger's campaign ...   More
Monday, April 6, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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