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Cylvia Hayes Public Records Case Goes Before Judge

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st May NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber

A lawyer for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes is scheduled to plead his case before a Salem judge who is considering whether Hayes must release her emails that deal with public business.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum ruled earlier this year that Hayes must disclose the emails from her personal accounts to the Oregonian, which requested them under Oregon's public records lRead More »

Emails: Cylvia Hayes Got Involved In Govt. Business With Kitzhaber's Blessing

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber

The 94,000 emails between former first lady Cylvia Hayes and staff in the governor's office show Hayes regularly inserted herself in policy discussions with the blessing of her fiancee, then-Gov.Read More »

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 »


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