The Oregonian Calls On Gov. John Kitzhaber to Resign

The Oregonian editorial board this afternoon called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign in the wake of new allegations of influence-peddling. 

The board writes:

The lengthy argument about why Kitzhaber should step down, made by the state's largest newspaper, marks an astounding fall from grace for the only four-term governor in Oregon history.

Only three months ago, nearly every newspaper in the state, including WW and The Oregonian endorsed Kitzhaber's re-election.

Additional stories on Gov. Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes:

Feb. 4, 2015:
 "Yes, Virginia, There is a Scandal": The similarities and differences between Gov. Kitzhaber's scandal and that of disgraced Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell.

Jan 30, 2015: Gov. Kitzhaber holds a press conference saying Cylvia Hayes will have no further role in his administration.

Jan. 27, 2015: Hillary Borrud of EO Media Group/Pamplin Media Group revealed Hayes had been paid $118,000 in consulting fees in 2011 and 2012 while working in the governor’s office. WW reported Jan. 28 that this information suggested that Hayes did not report all of her income on her 2012 income tax forms.

Jan. 9, 2015: WW reports the FBI is investigating Cylvia Hayes.

Oct. 8, 2014: First Lady, Inc., WW's cover story on Cylvia Hayes' questionable public and private business dealings. 

Jan. 8, 2014: Cylvia Hayes is cited for using a State Police pass to park her personal car.

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