After Hayes got nearly $40,000 from an octogenarian, Kitzhaber bailed her out.
Tom Bates could have warned former Gov. John Kitzhaber about getting mixed up with Cylvia Hayes’ finances.
Whitney Bates, was 46 years older than Hayes when he became enthralled
Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
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
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...
"I apologize to all those people who gave of their faith, time, energy and resources to elect me," the governor says as he exits.
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.
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...
Records show state bureaucrats refused to carry out the request
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...
The statement comes amid swirl of rumors he was preparing to walk away
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...
If a growing scandal forces Gov. John Kitzhaber from office, Secretary of State Kate Brown will take over.
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
The move—far short of a full investigation—could block access to public records Kitzhaber and Hayes have refused to release.
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...
Hayes now has a criminal defense attorney representing her.
Last month, WWreported 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...