Gov. Kate Brown talks with On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta at the Capitol about the three ways she plans to bring accountability back to the governor's office, in our first one-on-one interview with the governor.
Plus, why did Oregon state Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward drop her vaccine mandate bill? Our panel of Salem journalists analyze the sudden about-face.
The struggles of being red in a blue state. New state Republican party chair Bill Currier, Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, and Republican former state Rep. Scott Bruun talk with Steve Dunn about the party's new strategy to end the Democrat's domination of statewide elections in Oregon.
Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, and KATU’s Hillary Lake join host Steve Dunn to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s office asked to be deleted from state servers and the investigations into him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
Democrat Speaker Pro Temp Tobias Read and Republican House Minority Leader Mike McLane join KATU’s Steve Dunn to discuss the impact former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation will have on the work in the Legislature.
In a speech to the Legislature after her swearing-in, Brown praised Kitzhaber for his contributions to Oregonbut also said "we must restore the public's trust."
State Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, former Oregon state representatives Jefferson Smith and Patrick Sheehan, and political science professor at Reed College Paul Gronke, join host Steve Dunn to analyze the historic resignation announcement of Gov. John Kitzhaber amid an ethics scandal involving his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
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.