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 »

Treasurer Calls for Governor to Resign

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is weighing in on Governor John Kitzhaber’s plan to not resign. He released the following statement Thursday on the governor: “It is with deep sadness that I ask Governor John Kitzhaber to resign his position as Governor of Oregon. He has accomplished many great things during his long … 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 »

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon voters had a chance to hear from five of the six candidates for governor Saturday in Eugene. The Gubernatorial candidates forum was as part of the League of Oregon Cities 89th conference. This comes after a debate in Sunriver Friday between Governor John Kitzhaber and State Representative Dennis Richardson. Saturday’s debate … Continue reading »

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate on KEZI 9

EUGENE, Ore — Watch a rebroadcast of the Oregon Gubernatorial Debate Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. on KEZI 9 News. Governor John Kitzhaber faces Republican challenger State Rep. Dennis Richardson. The candidates met Friday, Sept. 26, in Sunriver at a forum sponsored by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. It is the second debate of … Continue reading »

Students React to Senate Bill 1524

EUGENE, Ore. — A free community college education is one step closer to becoming a reality in Oregon after a recent bill was passed on to the senate floor. If passed, Senate Bill 1524 would give Oregon high school graduates the opportunity to go to community college for free for two years. The proposal currently … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber Orders Flags Lowered

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags to fly at half-mast on Saturday in honor of fallen firefighter Jesse Trader. Trader was killed while fighting the Big Windy Fire on Tuesday when the water truck he was driving rolled into a ditch. He was 19 years old. Trader graduated from West Albany High … 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 »

Oregon Governor in Glendale Saturday

GLENDALE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber and Representative Greg Walden will be in southern Oregon Saturday to get an up-close look at how the fires are impacting the area. Officials are calling this the largest statewide wildfire response in more than a decade. A briefing event will be held at the joint incident command post set … Continue reading »

Golden Recommended for State Job

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Former Springfield Superintendent Nancy Golden is up for a new job, to become the interim chief education officer for the state of Oregon. Golden retired from her position as the superintendent back in June in order to spend more time with her family, but when she got nominated for this state position … Continue reading »

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