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McKeel-Hauled

A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.


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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.    More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

With Sam Adams Gone, City Club Seeks New Director

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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...   More
 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Former House Speaker Dave Hunt Joins Clackamas Community College Board

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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 ...   More
 
Monday, January 19, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Multnomah County Jail Will End Inmate Visitation, Street Roots Reports

Families will have to use new video visitation system

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Families and associates of Multnomah County Jail inmates will soon lose the ability to visit prisoners in person. 

Street Roots' in-depth look at how the jail handles inmate welfare—including an expensive video visitation system and a...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Why the Anti-Abortion Movement Remains a Powerhouse in Oregon

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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
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Sam Adams Leaving City Club for Climate Job in Washington D.C.

Adams says he'll retain Oregon residency

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Former Mayor Sam Adams is leaving his job as executive director of the Portland City Club after two years to take a job working on climate change in Washington, D.C.

Adams announced the change in internal email to the City Club Board of Directors on Monday.

Here's that email:

From: Sam Adams
Date: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:30 AM
Subject: What's Next for ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Opening the Tax Floodgates

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


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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

Gov. John Kitzhaber Sworn in For Historic Fourth Term

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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.

The ceremony was as notable f...   More
 
Monday, January 12, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

How Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes Parlayed Her Role Advising Kitzhaber Into a Private Consulting Contract

East Oregonian story uses emails to track Hayes' work

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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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Double Dip

Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.


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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   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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