John Kitzhaber will step down as governor of Oregon effective 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
Just weeks after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finds himself fighting for his political life over allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.
Oregon's top Democrats urged Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign Thursday, saying he cannot lead the state effectively amid a growing ethics scandal involving his fiancee, a green-energy consultant suspected of using their relationship to land contracts for her business.
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler has called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign.
Secretary of State Kate Brown issued a statement Thursday about her abrupt return to the state Wednesday from a conference in Washington, D.C. "This is clearly a bizarre and unprecedented situation," she said.
With an ethics scandal weighing him down, embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber decided to resign but then changed his mind, three people with direct knowledge of the situation said.
Oregon's governor said Wednesday that he won't resign over ethics allegations against his fiancee, a statement aimed at quashing rampant speculation he was on his way out.
Brown's abrupt return Wednesday comes as Gov. John Kitzhaber faces calls for his resignation. Brown would become governor if Kitzhaber leaves the office before the end of his term.
Gov. John Kitzhaber on Monday asked the state's attorney general to look into influence-peddling allegations surrounding his fiancee's work for advocacy organizations.
Oregon's governor is struggling to deal with allegations that his fiancée used his position to land clients for her environmental consulting business, claims that have drawn an ethics investigation and the scrutiny of the state's attorney general.
Democrats are wasting no time before using their expanded majorities in the Oregon Legislature to push forward with several of their initiatives that stalled in recent years.
Keith Tymchuk served as the mayor of Reedsport for the past 12 years, but he’s passed the baton to someone else as Linda McCollum was sworn in Monday night.
The US House passed Representative Peter DeFazio's bill Tuesday to bring changes for five tribes and their land in Oregon.
The City of Coos Bay has delayed a decision that would change the flag line-up along the Coos Bay Boardwalk.
The public is invited to a special Coos Bay School Board meeting, which will determine the details of a possible reconfiguration.