More Information on Kitzhaber Supeona

By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Legal experts say the subpoena used in the grand jury investigation of Oregon’s fallen governor and his fiancée suggests that authorities are looking into possible violations of public corruption laws. The experts say officials appear to also be investigating financial crimes, including wire or mail fraud, … Continue reading »

Lotus Rising Admins Support New Gov.

ASHLAND, Ore. — The shift in the Oregon governor’s office has been surprising for some, and now, it is also setting national history. Incoming Governor Kate Brown will become the first openly bisexual governor in the entire country. Brown has been open about being bisexual throughout her political career. It is because of this that many … Continue reading »

Education Impacts From Gov. Resignation

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of Governor Kitzhaber’s greatest priorities during his terms has been education. He has been a powerful voice for high graduation rates and their connection with early education. Just a few weeks ago he made a visit to Kids Unlimited Charter School in Medford, praising them for their efforts in helping underprivileged … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon in Kitzhaber Investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A U.S. House committee investigating Cover Oregon has asked the office of departing Gov. John Kitzhaber to preserve all documents related to the shutdown of the botched health insurance exchange. A letter submitted Friday by four members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asks for a slew of … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber Sought to Destroy Emails

SALEM, Ore.– More controversy is surrounding the Governor as his request to delete emails are questioned. Several media sources are reporting that Governor Kitzhaber asked these e-mails to be destroyed just before an ethics investigation was launched, but one state administrator said it is all bad timing. Matt Shelby from the Department of Administrative Services … Continue reading »

Josephine County Gets New DA

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber announced Friday that Ryan Mulkins has been appointed Josephine County District Attorney to fill the upcoming vacancy created by current DA Stephen Campbell. Campbell announced his resignation in November of 2013; he vacates the position officially on February 28th. According to Governor Kitzhaber’s office, Mulkins received a Bachelor of Science … Continue reading »

RAIN Program To Help Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber will be in Eugene Wednesday to sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of a program that will help entrepreneurs get companies off the ground. It’s called the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, also known as RAIN. The City of Eugene will launch it Wednesday at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. … Continue reading »

Judge Sentences Murderer to Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County judge officially handed down the death penalty sentence to David Ray Taylor Tuesday morning. Jurors in the murder trial recommended death for Taylor on May 15, after convicting him of three counts of aggravated murder and one count of intentional murder, for the murder of 22-year-old Celestino Guiterrez. Investigators say … Continue reading »

Governor Visits Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is hoping to increase economic development and job creation in Southern Oregon. Kitzhaber was in Medford this afternoon and met with development leaders in the area and toured the development hub downtown. Recent studies show there are more new jobs in the state, but Kitzhaber says some regions like … Continue reading »

Proposal to End Cover Oregon Coming

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon’s website continues to be only partially functional, leaving those needing coverage to fill out paper applications by hand until the website is fully up and running. Recently Governor Kitzhaber said he learned of the problems in October of 2013. Representative Dennis Richardson said he personally shared his concerns to the … Continue reading »

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