Dr. Dough

Gov. John Kitzhaber found the will to help his party win the Legislature.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s distaste for the rough and tumble of electoral politics is legendary. During his first stint as governor, from 1995 to 2003, Kitzhaber barely got his hands dirty in helpi   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


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It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Crapping Out

A state analysis finds a private casino would cost Oregon millions every year.


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Between now and the Nov. 6 election, promoters of a vast new 3,500-slot-machine casino in Wood Village hope to keep voters’ attention...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Gives To Republican House Member:Updated

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With all the cash flowing into campaign coffers now that political season is finally upon us, a $500 contribution hardly rates a second look—except when the donor is a Democratic governor and the recipient is a Republican member of the House, State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River).Johnson, a building contractor and member of the Hood River School Board, has worked closely with Gov. John Kitzhaber ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Kitz Doubles-Down on Dozono

The streetcar is slow getting to Tucson, too.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber keeps rolling the dice on Elisa Dozono. In May, WW reported that Kitzhaber submitted Portland lawyer Dozono’s name for a vacancy on the Oregon Lottery Commission, then withdrew i   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Kitz To Speak At Obama Event Today

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At least one prominent Democratic politician looks to be coming through for the Prez’s efforts to stir up excitement (and money) from the Portland faithful. Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office has confirmed that he will indeed be speaking on Obama's behalf at the President's $500-$1,000 fundraising luncheon at noon today, at the Oregon Convention Center. No word yet on whether the Governor will be doing ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Troutdale Energy Project Woos Kitzhaber

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As The Oregonian reported this morning, a New York investment firm calling itself Troutdale Energy Center LLC is proposing to build a $680 million gas-fired electricity generating plant at the site of a defunct aluminum plant in east Multnomah County.Whether the plant gets built or whether Portland General Electric—which would be the plant's primary customer—builds its own generation will be decided ...   More
 
Monday, July 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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 Starts Filling Campaign Fund

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Gov. John Kitzhaber is not on the ballot this November, but many lawmakers who helped him pass education and health-care reforms in 2011 are. Kitzhaber—not known for involving himself in legislative races when he previously served as governor from 1995 to 2003—will take a different approach this time. While other candidates are taking a breather after the May primary, the governor has reporting ...   More
 
Monday, June 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Enviro Groups Sue Forestry Officials On Behalf Of Endangered Bird

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Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit yesterday against Gov. John Kitzhaber and numerous state and county forestry officials that demands an end to logging in the coastal forest habitat of the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in trees.The plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court lawsuit—Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Audubon Society of Portland—had given ...   More
 
Friday, June 1, 2012 COREY PEIN

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