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Politics Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessment Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessment
The draft report by Clyde Hamstreet, made public Tuesday, covers the period from mid-April through the end of August, when Hamstreet and two of his executives tried to straighten up the failing exchange.
Politics Governor's fiancee lived at home intended for pot Governor's fiancee lived at home intended for pot
When she announced that she had taken thousands of dollars to enter a fraudulent marriage, the fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said the illegal move came in a turbulent time in her life 17 years ago.
Politics Oregon Supreme Court court hears arguments in PERS case Oregon Supreme Court court hears arguments in PERS case
Attorneys representing public employees told the Oregon Supreme Court on Tuesday that a contract is a contract, and the justices should reject the Legislature's attempt to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for retired workers.
Politics Kitzhaber continues to deny fiancée blurred personal, professional lines Kitzhaber continues to deny fiancée blurred personal, professional lines (Video)
In the latest gubernatorial debate, incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber maintained that his fiancée did not use her position as first lady to land contracts for her private consulting company. Kitzhaber also maintained that his office established a "rigorous" review of her professional contracts to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.
Politics Kitzhaber’s fiancée draws fire for secret marriage, contracts Kitzhaber’s fiancée draws fire for secret marriage, contracts
KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week published stories that say Cylvia Hayes married an 18-year-old immigrant then divorced and has used her title as first lady and her role in advising the governor to advance her private consulting business.