Possible Secretary of State Replacements

SALEM, Ore. — We are just two days away from a huge transition in the Oregon state government. Governor John Kitzhaber is preparing to step down on Wednesday. Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in Wednesday, leaving her seat empty. According to the state constitution, Brown will appoint her successor, but it’s not … 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 »

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 »

Oregonian Calls for Kitzhaber to Resign

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregonian is calling for Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign. This comes after the most recent allegations that Kitzhaber’s associates helped create jobs for the governor’s fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. In that article it says Kitzhaber is “less a governor than a source of unending distraction” who can “no longer lead Oregon effectively … 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 »

Gov. Kitzhaber Speaks In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber was in Eugene today talking money with local business leaders. Kitzhaber was the keynote speaker at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Economic Forecast event at the Eugene Hilton. He touched on different subjects from healthcare to creating jobs and helping rural communities. As for Lane County, the governor … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Signs Driver’s Card Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Immigration rights activists and the Latino community celebrated an historic victory at a May day rally at the state capitol. Demonstrators chanted “we did it” as Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 833. “This bill is part of a larger vision where all Oregonians will get their shot at the … Continue reading »

Governor Opens New Legislative Session

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kitzhaber gave an optimistic look during his 2013 State of the State address Monday morning. The address kicked-off the 77th legislative session in Salem. The session also brings up a whole new list of challenges, both to maintain the progress made during last session while also building on those accomplishments … Continue reading »

INTERVIEW: Governor Kitzhaber Talks About Lariviere’s Termination

December 7, 2011 By Kate Renner SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber spoke exclusively to KEZI Wednesday about the firing of UO President Richard Lariviere. I had four minutes to sit down with the governor. Here is the full, unedited interview: KATE RENNER: My first question is, ‘How much of the firing of Richard Lariviere was … Continue reading »