Gov. John Kitzhaber

BREAKING NEWS: Kitzhaber Resigns

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th February NewsGov. John KitzhaberKate Brown
- Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself. Kitzhaber said his resignation would be effective on Wednesday. In a statement on Friday, he apologized to the people who helped him get re-elected in November and supported him for the past three decades.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Scandals Turns Spotlight On Kate Brown

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th February NewsCylvia HayesGov. John KitzhaberKate Brown
- The collapse of political support for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has thrown a spotlight on the next in line to succeed him: the 54-year-old secretary of state. Kate Brown has long been thought to have her eye on Oregon's top elected position.Read More »

Brown Speaks of "Strange" Conversation With Kitzhaber

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th February NewsCylvia HayesGov. John KitzhaberKate Brown
Oregon's secretary of state says she had a private conversation with embattled Gov. John Kitzhaber that was "strange" and contradictory and that she is ready to take over as governor should he resign over an ethics scandal. Kate Brown says the governor had asked her to fly back to Oregon from a conference in Washington, D.C.Read More »

Oregon's Secretary Of State Suddenly Returns Home

As an ethics controversy has prompted calls for Oregon's governor to resign, the woman who would replace him has abruptly left a conference in Washington, D.C., to return home. It wasn't clear whether the unscheduled return of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown on Wednesday had anything to do with the influence-peddling allegations surrounding Gov.Read More »

Oregon AG: Kitzhaber/Hayes Allegations "Troubling," "Serious"

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is calling allegations against Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée "very serious--and troubling." Rosenblum says in a statement that her office is considering its legal options "to ensure that we are best serving the state." Her office released the statement to The Oregonian late Thursday and confirmed it to The Associated Press.Read More »

Major Newspaper Calls For Governor To Step Down

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th February NewsGov. John Kitzhaber
The editorial board of Oregon's largest newspaper is calling on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign following ethical questions about his fiancée.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber: Fiancee's Finances Raise Legitimate Questions

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says legitimate questions have been raised about his fiancee's taxes after newspaper reports that income from a renewable energy group didn't appear on her tax returns. The Democratic governor said Friday he and Hayes file taxes separately, and he would not discuss hers.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Presents Award For National Forest's Work On Movie

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January NewsGov. John KitzhaberWild,
Gov. John Kitzhaber presented an Oregon Film and Television Office award to the Mount Hood National Forest for its work on the motion picture "Wild." The Statesman Journal reports ( the forest permitted a 75-person crew to film for three weeks in late 2013.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Having Skin Cancer Procedure

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th January NewsGov. John Kitzhaberskin cancer
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he has been diagnosed with a minor form of skin cancer on his face. The governor told the Oregonian Tuesday ( ) that he will undergo outpatient surgery in six to eight weeks to remove the pea-sized lesion from his left cheek. Kitzhaber says the cancer was identified as basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing form of the disease.Read More »


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