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Kitzhaber Agrees To $1,000 Civil Ethics Penalty

Nov 15, 2017
Oregon Department of Transportation

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has agreed to pay a $1,000 civil penalty to the state of Oregon for ethics violations. Kitzhaber agreed to the penalty after a review by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

Will Oregon Lawmakers Create An Impeachment Process?

Feb 21, 2017
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon is the only state without an impeachment process. But some state lawmakers are trying to establish a way to impeach statewide elected officials, including the governor.

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a subpoena that would have given the FBI access to personal emails sent by former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. A three-judge panel ruled Wednesday that the subpoena was "unreasonably overbroad."

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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.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has officially launched her campaign to win another two years in office. The Democrat filed election papers in Salem Tuesday.

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It's been one year since Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber resigned. The Democrat stepped down last February amid an influence peddling investigation.

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Newly released emails are shedding some light on John Kitzhaber's final days as Oregon governor. They're included in a batch of 15,000 emails released Thursday by current governor Kate Brown in response to public records requests.

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State agencies in Oregon struggle to fulfill complex requests for public information. That's one conclusion of an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office.

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.

Kitzhaber Email Leaker Gets Settlement

Sep 22, 2015
Office of the Governor

The state of Oregon has agreed to a nearly $300,000 settlement with the data manager who leaked personal emails belonging to former governor John Kitzhaber.

Thousands Of John Kitzhaber Emails Released

Sep 9, 2015
Oregon Department of Transportation

The Oregon Governor's office has released the first 5,000 of more than 12,000 emails archived from the private account of the state's disgraced former governor.

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

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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.

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Oregon's legislative session opened in January with words of hope and optimism from Governor John Kitzhaber. But when the final gavel falls, Kitzhaber won't be among those celebrating at the capitol.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Monday the first ethics bill to reach her desk since she took office in February.

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Oregon state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, has introduced a measure that would try to protect government whistleblowers.

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The state worker who leaked thousands of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's emails to the press won't be charged with a crime.

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.


Oregon Governor Kate Brown said the state IT manager who leaked thousands of her predecessor's emails should not be prosecuted.

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Oregon would no longer be the only state without an impeachment process if some state lawmakers get their way.

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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.

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The state probe into ethics allegations against former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is being halted, at least for now.

Oregon Requests Probe Of Email Leak

Feb 23, 2015
Office of the Governor

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services has requested a criminal investigation over the matter of who leaked some sensitive emails to the media.

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.

Oregon Secretary Of State To Be Sworn In As Governor

Feb 17, 2015
Secretary of State's office / State of Oregon

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as governor Wednesday morning.

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

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Cylvia Hayes attended meetings with Washington state officials in her capacity as First Lady of Oregon.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns

Feb 13, 2015
Michael Clapp / OPB

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday afternoon under a cloud of pressure and scrutiny, cutting short his record-setting fourth term in office. The governor says his resignation is effective at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Top Oregon Democrats Call On Kitzhaber To Resign

Feb 12, 2015
Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network


Top Oregon Democrats are calling on Governor John Kitzhaber to resign. The request comes as the governor faces intense pressure and an ethics investigation.