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

Hit the Delete Button

The governor’s office’s explanation for a request to delete emails doesn’t hold water.


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Did Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office seek to destroy his personal emails stored on state computers? That’s what WW first reported Feb. 12, based on records obtained by the newspaper and 101.9 KINK/F   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ringing the Truth


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One question swirling around former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, concerns the status of their relationship: With criminal investigations ongoing, would getting married pr   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

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

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

Climate, Changed

Gov. John Kitzhaber should be at the pinnacle of his power. His role in an unfolding scandal has brought him low.


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Last week, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally broke his silence. For four months, Kitzhaber had refused to answer questions about allegations of influence-peddling involving first lady Cylvia    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Yes, Virginia, There is a Scandal


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The widening scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is without precedent in Oregon, where it has been decades since a governor’s administration has seen allegations    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Hands Off

Why is Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum ducking the Kitzhaber-Hayes case?


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Allegations of wrongdoing, ethical violations and even criminal activity have been piling up for months around Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes. The governor has the authority t   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Says First Lady Cylvia Hayes Will Have No Further Role in His Administration

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said today that First Lady Cylvia Hayes would have no role in his administration for the next four years.A visibly nervous and wan Kitzhaber took questions for 20 minutes at a press conference in state offices at 800 NE Oregon St., addressing the worsening revelations about how Hayes benefited from her access to the governor's office.Expressing contrition, Kitzhaber said ...   More
 
Friday, January 30, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

First Lady Inc.

Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.


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Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history. Since Gov. John Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central role in his administration. She ke   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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