Governor Resigns: What Happens Next?

EUGENE, Ore. — There are still a lot of questions after Friday’s announcement that Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has resigned, including what happens next. Lane Community College Political Science Professor Steve Candee joined us on KEZI 9 News to talk about some of the big questions. Click on the video about to watch our full … Continue reading »

Officials, Groups React to Resignation

SALEM, Ore. — Several state officials and groups are reacting to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s decision to resign. Statement from Secretary of State Kate Brown: “This is a sad day for Oregon. But I am confident that legislators are ready to come together to move Oregon forward. I know you all have a lot of … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Resigns

SALEM, Ore. — Embattled Oregon Governor Kitzhaber resigned from office in Salem Friday, following months of controversy and questions surrounding he and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes. This comes after key Democratic allies urged him to step down Thursday. Senate President Peter Courtney told reporters he and House Speaker Tina Kotek asked Kitzhaber to resign. Also, Oregon … Continue reading »

Secretary of State Returning to Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is abruptly returning to Oregon from a conference in Washington, D.C., KGW-TV reports. Brown would be the person to replace Governor John Kitzhaber if he were to resign in the midst of the controversy surrounding his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, the station reports. Interim Communications Director Amy … Continue reading »

Hayes Admits Illegal Marriage

PORTLAND, Ore. — Just days before ballots go out, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes just revealed that she illegally married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in 1997. In a press conference Thursday, Hayes admitted to marrying the man to help him gain United States residency. A tearful Hayes called it “a marriage of convenience,” saying the … Continue reading »

Governor Kitzhaber Tours Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber and other Oregon leaders toured the Douglas Complex instant command center Saturday to get a first hand look at the fire.  The governor went room to room checking in with crews as they met to discuss the nearly 33,000 acre wildfire. “We are fully deployed all the resources that … Continue reading »