Cylvia Hayes

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Following a stinging legal fight over public records with The Oregonian/OregonLive, and facing potentially steep ethics fines, Cylvia Hayes has filed for bankruptcy.

Hayes, the fiancee of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, submitted the filing Tuesday, after revealing in a Facebook post in June that she would do so.

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a federal corruption case involving the former governor of Virginia could have implications in Oregon.

The fiancée of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is taking aim at the media while at the same time letting her consulting clients know she's open for business.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

A judge Wednesday ruled former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes was a public official and must hand over emails to the court for review.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Former governor John Kitzhaber directed his office to align some of its interests with the ones fiancée Cylvia Hayes was being paid to advance, according to newly-released emails.

Oregon Lawmakers Could Define 'First Partner'

Jun 3, 2015
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon lawmakers are advancing a bill that would for the first time officially define the spouse or partner of a governor.

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An attorney for Cylvia Hayes told a judge in Salem Friday that the former Oregon first lady is a private citizen and should not be required to hand over her emails to the press.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown's office has released 94,000 emails that were sent to and from former first lady Cylvia Hayes.

Kate Brown Sworn In As Oregon Governor

Feb 18, 2015
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Kate Brown has been sworn in as Oregon's 38th governor.

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is resigning amidst multiple ongoing criminal investigations.