Gov. John Kitzhaber
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed state records and electronic communications relating to departing Gov. John Kitzhaber, his fiancée Cylvia Hayes, and 15 others in his administration.
With an ethics scandal weighing him down, embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had reached a decision to resign, but he changed his mind, three people with direct knowledge of the situation said.
Cylvia Hayes acknowledged she broke the law when she took $5,000 in 1997 to marry an immigrant who was trying to get residency in the United States.
15 fires are burning more than 565 square miles in Oregon.
Gov. John Kitzhaber performed CPR on an unconscious woman Monday evening in downtown Portland, assisting her until medics could arrive, say his spokeswoman and fire department spokesmen.
The housecleaning continues at Oregon’s troubled health-insurance exchange, with the resignation of a fourth top manager.
Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange To Pay Main Tech Contractor Another $44M Despite Website Still Not Working
Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange said Monday it will pay its main technology contractor much of the money it’s been withholding in payments, in exchange for Oracle’s promise to continue working with the state during a transition period.
Newspaper editorial boards have called for Kitzhaber’s resignation over allegations that his fiance, Cylvia Hayes, used the governor’s office to land contracts for her consulting business.
Gov. John Kitzhaber said that he was led to believe in the run-up to the troubled rollout of Oregon’s health insurance exchange that problems developing the website would not prevent it from launching on time.
A Republican state lawmaker who’s running for governor says he’ll introduce legislation to shut down the state’s troubled health insurance exchange.