Governor John Kitzhaber

Government And Politics
4:45 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Oregon Ethics Commission Is Looking Into Governor, First Lady

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission meets in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon's Ethics Commission is officially looking into actions taken by Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes.

The panel met Friday for the first time since questions were raised last month about whether Hayes used her title for personal gain.

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Oregon Ethics Panel
6:03 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Oregon Ethics Panel To Discuss First Lady's Actions

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes in December 2013.
Credit Michael Clapp / OPB

Some of the issues that nagged Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber in the closing weeks of his re-election campaign have yet to be resolved.

But some answers could be forthcoming as the state's Ethics Commission is set to take up the case of Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes Friday.

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Oregon Governor's Race
5:56 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kitzhaber Wins Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber waves to supporters at Democratic party election night headquarters in Portland, Oregon Nov. 4, 2014.
Credit Alan Sylvestre / OPB

John Kitzhaber is headed back to office for an unprecedented fourth term as Oregon Governor. The Democrat held a four-point lead over Republican challenger Dennis Richardson Tuesday night.

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Government And Politics
6:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Campaigns Trade Barbs As Oregon Governor's Race Enters Closing Days

Dennis Richardson addresses reporters in Portland.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The Republican running for Oregon governor dialed up the rhetoric against incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber.

On Thursday, Dennis Richardson accused Kitzhaber of dragging his feet in releasing public records related to the role of first lady Cylvia Hayes. Richardson held a Portland press conference after news organizations complained this week that the governor's office has been slow to hand over public records.

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Oregon Governor
6:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Twists And Turns Of The Oregon Governor's Race

John Kitzhaber is running in a state that hasn't elected a Republican as governor since 1982, but a decision made by the governors long-time partner could sway the election.
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The race for Oregon governor was supposed to be predictable. An incumbent Democrat is running in a state that hasn't elected a Republican as governor since 1982. But this campaign hasn't exactly followed the script.

Actually, the campaign did follow the script most of the way. You had the incumbent governor, John Kitzhaber, announcing his re-election campaign in an elementary school library.

"Today I am announcing my candidacy for another term as governor of the state of Oregon," Kitzhaber said.

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Government And Politics
4:34 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Richardson Asks For Federal Investigation Of Kitzhaber

Oregon gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson.
Credit Campaign photo

Dennis Richardson made the request Thursday in a letter to the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland. The campaign for Richardson's general election opponent dismisses the request as a waste of time.

Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber has come under fire for allegedly looking the other way while his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, secured lucrative consulting gigs purportedly by using her role of first lady.

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Oregon Death Penalty
4:49 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Case

Oregon's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty in a case involving the 2004 murder of an African immigrant.
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Oregon's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty in a case involving the 2004 murder of an African immigrant. The ruling comes as capital punishment faces increased scrutiny nationwide after a botched execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma.

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Health Care
6:09 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Oregon Tries New Health Care Benefits Model For Public Employees

Public workers in Oregon will soon receive health care under a new model that's meant to rein in costs.
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Public workers in Oregon will soon receive health care under a new model that's meant to rein in costs. The Oregon Public Employees Benefits Board approved a plan that's similar to a type developed for Oregon's Medicaid enrollees.

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Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates
5:13 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

With Primary Over, Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Look To November

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (left) will face off against state Rep. Dennis Richardson in November.
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This week's primary was mostly a formality for the two major party candidates for Oregon governor. Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson both had little more than token opposition. The real match-up comes in the fall.

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Oregon Ballot
5:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Kitzhaber Claims Truce In Potentially Divisive Ballot Measures

File photo of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 5:27 pm

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he's brokered a deal that will avoid a potentially divisive battle at the ballot box this fall.

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