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 »

Voters React to Hayes Scandal

EUGENE, Ore. — The final gubernatorial debate is Tuesday night, and one of the questions will likely be about Cylvia Hayes, Governor John Kitzhaber’s fiancée. Less than a week after admitting she illegally married an immigrant in 1997, Hayes is now confessing she planned an illegal marijuana operation that same year with a different man. … Continue reading »

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Remember 9/11

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff Wednesday in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. “We pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001, and honor the men and women who serve and protect … Continue reading »