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 »

Brown Releases Statement About Return

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown released a statement Thursday regarding her early return from a conference in Washington, D.C. Here is the full statement: “Late Tuesday afternoon, I received a call from the Governor while I was in Washington, DC at a Secretaries of State conference. He asked me to come … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber to Stay in Office

Portland, Ore — Governor John Kitzhaber is speaking for the first time after a day of speculation that he would resign. It caps what was a wild day in Oregon politics where the governor held private meetings with high ranking state leaders and some say he almost stepped down. As news came down of Oregon … Continue reading »

Hayes Releases Statement on Property

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than a week after an illegal marriage was revealed, there’s another scandal for Governor Kitzhaber’s Fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. Hayes released a statement saying she lived on a property in Okanogan, Washington in 1997, meant to be used as a marijuana grow operation. A Florida man says he sold Hayes and another … 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 Saves Woman

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s governor put his medical skills to the test to help save a woman’s life, Monday. Portland Fire says the woman stopped breathing after overdosing on drugs. She was near death, until Governor John Kitzhaber came to her rescue. Before getting into politics, the governor was an ER doctor in Roseburg. This … Continue reading »

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has said no one will be executed while he’s in office, but twice convicted murderer Gary Haugen says he wants to die. So Oregon Supreme Court justices gathered at the University of Oregon’s School of Law to discuss whether Haugen has that power. This case was heard as part of … Continue reading »

Haugen vs. Kitzhaber to be Heard at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon, death row inmate will get the chance to plead his case in front of the Oregon Supreme Court Thursday. Gary Haugen, a twice-convicted murderer, was granted a reprieve from Governor John Kitzhaber; but Haugen says he does not want it. The arguments in the case of Haugen v. Kitzhaber will … Continue reading »

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