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Interim SAIF Corp. CEO Will Retire Next Year

Plotkin lawsuit proceeding; Rocklin breaks silence


SAIF Corp., the state-owned worker's compensation insurer, announced today that interim CEO John Gilkey will step down next year.
SAIF spokesman Dave Miller says that Gilkey, who's spent nearly 35 years at SAIF, will stay on until the insurer's board of directors hires a replacement. Miller says that process will begin at the SAIF board's November meeting.
The announcement co...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Coat Of Arms

Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.

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It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used. Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,    More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Moneyman Loren Parks Writes Another Big Check


Medical device manufacturer Loren Parks is digging deeper in his considerable wallet this election cycle than he has for a while. Over the weekend, the Oregon Family Farm Association Political Action Committee reported a  $100,000 contribution from Parks. Earlier in the week, the Taxpayers Association of Oregon reported getting $40,000 from Parks. And as WW reported, he g...   More
Monday, September 29, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Kitzhaber Military Jacket: What We Know and Don't Know

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A group opposing the re-election of Gov. John Kitzhaber today released a web-only video accusing the three-term governor of showing disrespect to the military and soldiers from Oregon. In its video, the group, No Fourth Term, criticized Kitzhaber for failing to attend any of the 16 military funerals of Oregon so...   More
Monday, September 29, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Monica Wehby Requests a Saturday Endorsement Interview for the U.S. Senate Race, and Then Fails to Show


Every election cycle, WW invites candidates for local and statewide offices in for a videotaped endorsement interview. We bring all the candidates for each office together, in order to compare them and to allow the voters who watch the interviews on our website to do the same.We scheduled our endorsement interview for the race for the U.S. Senate today, even though it's a Saturday, to accom...   More
Saturday, September 27, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Elections Division Dismisses Lars Larson's Complaint Against Fire Bureau


Secretary of State Kate Brown's elections division today dismissed an August complaint that talk-show host Lars Larson filed against Portland Fire & Rescue.
Larson alleged that a public service announce...   More
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Working Off the Books

Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s spent money this year in pursuit of re-election: printing campaign literature, running his Kitzhaber 2014 website and employing a full-t   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Public Employee Unions Begin Funding Opposition to Open Primary

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The November ballot is pretty light on initiatives that could alter Oregon's political landscape—with the exception of Measure 90, which would scrap the current primary system for one in which all candidates run in the same primary and the top two candidates, regardless of political affiliation, run in the November general election.
Both of the major political parties oppose th...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Loren Parks, Oregon Sheriffs' Association Write Big Checks


The reclusive medical tycoon Loren Parks wrote his first big checks of the November cycle, giving $100,000 to the Oregon Small Business Association Political Action Committee and $60,000 to the Oregon Sportsmen's Association. Parks has long been right at the top of contributors to conservative causes in Oregon, focusing mostly on ballot measures.
The Oregon Sheriffs' As...   More
Monday, September 22, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Task Force Will Examine Criticism of Juvenile Justice System


Earlier this year, Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote and Chuck French, a retired Multnomah County prosecutor working on contract for Foote, produced a withering review of the approach to juvenile justice in Oregon. The report found the system is expensive ...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

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