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Kitzhaber's Emails and a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Power

Here are the stories WW has published so far based on the emails from Gov. John Kitzhaber's personal accounts that were kept in state computers, and the controversy about the efforts by his office Fe   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 WW Staff

Kitzhaber’s Secret Weapon

Newly obtained emails show ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber put his top political consultant in charge of Cover Oregon.

A year ago, it looked as if then-Gov John Kitzhaber’s biggest headache was Cover Oregon, the $305 million health care website that was pitched as a national model but became a national laugh   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hands Off

Why is Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum ducking the Kitzhaber-Hayes case?

Allegations of wrongdoing, ethical violations and even criminal activity have been piling up for months around Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. The governor has the authority t   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Yes, Virginia, There is a Scandal

The widening scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is without precedent in Oregon, where it has been decades since a governor’s administration has seen allegations    More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Fired Up

Commissioner Diane McKeel’s husband pulled strings with county officials.

The husband of Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel used his relationship with McKeel to get his way in a land-use dispute last year over a local fire station. Records show Dr. Mike Mc   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Opening the Tax Floodgates

Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.

Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new laws. Many states saw Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.

Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business, 3E Strategies. She has carried the designation of adviser to her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber. And she�   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Border Story

Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.

We’ve long known voters in East Portland tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters on eithe   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Endorsements 2014

For the full Endorsement Guide, go here.CONGRESS U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley (D) U.S. Rep. 1st District: Suzanne Bonamici (D) U.S. Rep. 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D) U.S. Rep. 5th District: Ku   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Post Time

Some Republicans wince as a controversial radio host seeks election to the Oregon House.

Tina Kotek made history Jan. 14, 2013, when she was sworn in as speaker of the Oregon House to become the first openly lesbian leader of a state legislature in the U.S. In the Capitol that day   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MILLER RESOR
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