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Relying On An Old Man’s Money

After Hayes got nearly $40,000 from an octogenarian, Kitzhaber bailed her out.


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Tom Bates could have warned former Gov. John Kitzhaber about getting mixed up with Cylvia Hayes’ finances. Bates’ father, Whitney Bates, was 46 years older than Hayes when he became enthralled   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

What He Left Behind

Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.


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Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned last week amid allegations his fiancee, former first lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes, improperly used her access to him to influence state policy while benefiting f   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brian Shipley Will Be Incoming Gov. Kate Brown's Chief of Staff

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Secretary of State Kate Brown will name Brian Shipley as her chief of staff when she takes over as governor on Wednesday from current Gov. John Kitzhaber, according to sources close to Brown.Kitzhaber announced his resignation on Friday as questions about his role in an influence-peddling scandal centered on first lady Cylvia Hayes intensified. Brown takes office as gov...   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Announces His Resignation

"I apologize to all those people who gave of their faith, time, energy and resources to elect me," the governor says as he exits.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has resigned as Oregon's governor, little more than a month after he was sworn in as the first four-term governor in the state's history. His resignation will take effect Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m.

The resignation caps a tumultuous week in which Kitzhaber appeared to have decided to resign, only to change his mind at least twice.

Kitzhaber, 67, has se...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Feds Issue Criminal Subpoenas For Gov. John Kitzhaber's and First Lady Cylvia Hayes' Records

FBI zeroes in on Hayes' consulting contracts

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The U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal subpoenas with the state of Oregon seeking records related to outgoing Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. The subpoenas seek all “information, records and documents, including data electronically or digitally stor...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber's Office Sought To Destroy Thousands of His Emails

Records show state bureaucrats refused to carry out the request

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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office last week requested state officials destroy thousands of records in the governor’s personal email accounts, according to records obtained by WW and 101.9 KINK/FM News 101 KXL.

The request came as investigations into allegations of influence-peddling involving Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes were intensifying. Records show th...   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Says He's Not Resigning

The statement comes amid swirl of rumors he was preparing to walk away

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Gov. John Kitzhaber today sought to quash speculation that his resignation was imminent, issuing a statement that he has no plans to give up his office.Here's the entire statement Kitzhaber issued this afternoon:
“Let me be as clear as I was last week, that I have no intention of resigning as Governor of the state of Oregon. I was elected to do a job for the people of this great...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Governor in Waiting

If a growing scandal forces Gov. John Kitzhaber from office, Secretary of State Kate Brown will take over.


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Kate Brown wants to be governor. She might get her wish tomorrow. Or the next day. Or at least very soon. Brown, a Portland Democrat, is Oregon’s secretary of state, an elected post that overs   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Asks AG Ellen Rosenblum to Open "Factual Review" of His Office: Updated

The move—far short of a full investigation—could block access to public records Kitzhaber and Hayes have refused to release.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber this morning changed his position on whether a state-level investigation of allegations of corruption in his office was necessary.
Kitzhaber called upon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to begin an investigation immediately.
Rosenblum has been under increasing pressure to launch an investigation on her own. State law requires the attorney general to invest...   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes No Longer Have the Same Lawyer

Hayes now has a criminal defense attorney representing her.

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Last month, WW reported that Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes were both being represented by the same lawyers at the Ball Janik firm in connection with a pending investigation by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission...   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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