A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.
A former Multnomah County employee says Commissioner Diane
McKeel had him fired last fall after he tried to stop her political
friends from breaking land-use rules in violation of federal law.
With City Club of Portland executive director and former Portland Mayor Sam Adams heading off to Washington, D.C., the city's premier civic organization is looking for a new boss. The job pays between $70,000 and $80,000 and comes with an increasingly valuable perk—a downtown parking spot. City Club holds Friday forums at the Sentinel (formerly known as the Governor) Ho...
Not long ago, former Speaker of the Oregon House Dave Hunt (D-Gladstone) was mentioned as a potential candidate for governor or other statewide office. Now, he's re-entering politics at a more modest level.
Hunt, 47, served as speaker in 2009, when House Democrats enjoyed a super-majority, outnumbering Republicans 36 to 24.
In 2010, voters turned against Democrats and left the House ...
Oregon Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, is once again demonstrating an extraordinary fundraising prowess, especially considering Democrats' electoral dominance.
Right to Life last year spent $903,000 on state and local political races, making it one of the biggest contributors in Oregon politics. That's more than the $750,000 spent last year by Oregon Educ...More
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
Many states saw
Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election
Gov. John Kitzhaber was today sworn in for a historic fourth term as Oregon governor.
After being sworn in by Paul De Muniz, the former chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Kitzhaber kissed his fiancee, first lady Cylvia Hayes, and addressed a joint session of the state House and Senate on the first day of the 78th Legislature.
East Oregonian story uses emails to track Hayes' work
Today's WW includes a story about a taxpayer-funded trip Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes took to Seattle in August 2013. On that trip, Hayes acknowledges, she conducted private client meetings. One of the issues she had been hired to work was ocean acidification. Her client was Resource Media, a ...
Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.
Gov. John Kitzhaber probably never imagined he would be heading into a historic fourth term as Oregon chief executive with a major daily newspaper calling for a criminal investigation into the actio