With the brightly-colored signs, chants and band music, it may have looked like a college football tailgate. But the hundreds of students from around Oregon that took to the Capitol steps Thursday came to talk politics.
Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement today: "I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon..."
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday morning, after his office was at the center of a political whirlwind stemming from influence-peddling allegations involving his fiancée.
Out of the 500 adults randomly surveyed Thursday, 58 percent said the embattled governor should step down, 36 percent said he should stay in office and five percent said they weren’t sure.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators caught a revealing moment on video and spoke with the state's Speaker of the House about why she’s asking Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign.
Oregon's attorney general says Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has seven days to turn over emails to The Oregonian, putting more pressure on the couple amid an ethics scandal that has put Kitzhaber's job on the line.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s office put in a request last week to destroy thousands of emails stored in state servers, according to documents obtained by our news partners at the Willamette Week.
Oregon’s top Democrats, Senate President Peter Courtney, House Speaker Tina Kotek and Treasurer Ted Wheeler this afternoon are asking Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign.
After an abrupt flight back from Washington D.C., Oregon Secretary of State says she was called back for “a clearly bizarre and unprecedented situation.”
Nigel Jaquiss, the reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, who has broken many of the stories uncovering the allegations of influence peddling inside the office of John Kitzhaber, said “it is an extremely real possibility” that the governor will resign.
Sources with direct knowledge of the situation say embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had reached a decision to resign because of an ethics scandal surrounding him and his fiancée, but he changed his mind for reasons that are unclear.
If a drone aircraft is used for a crime, from running drugs to scoping a house for robbery, prosecutors would be able to seek an extra year in prison for the offenders under a bill now before Washington state lawmakers.