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Why the Anti-Abortion Movement Remains a Powerhouse in Oregon


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


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.

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


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


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

Kitzhaber Speech Will Highlight Oregon Business Summit

Event run by group who hired spokeswoman for Cylvia Hayes


Gov. John Kitzhaber has been largely invisible since winning election to a fourth term on Nov. 4.
On Tuesday, Kitzhaber will make his highest profile address since defeating state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) when he gives the keynote address at the Oregon Business Summit.
He'll speak between 1 pm and 2 pm at the Oregon Convention Center to the annual gathering of...   More
Monday, January 5, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Eugene Register-Guard Calls For Special Prosecutor In the First Lady Cylvia Hayes Ethics Case


The Eugene Register-Guard is calling for Gov. John Kitzhaber to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the business dealings of Kitzhaber's fiance, Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes.
Here's what the Register-Guard, which endorsed Kitzhaber's November re-election,    More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Long-time ACLU of Oregon Director Will Retire


Dave Fidanque, the long-time executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, announced last night he will retire in early 2015.
Fidanque, 65, joined the ACLU in 1982 and became the group's executive director in 1993. The press release announcin...   More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

New York Times Chronicles Former Oregon Man's Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plots in North Dakota Oil Saga


The North Dakota oil production boom has a dark side, and a former Oregon resident named James Henrikson is right in the middle of it.Henrickson is accused of plotting the murders of two associ...   More
Monday, December 29, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

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