Kate Brown Sworn in as Oregon Governor

SALEM, Ore. — Former Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has been sworn in as the state’s 38th governor, after former Governor John Kitzhaber officially vacated the position. At a swearing in ceremony at the House Chamber in Salem this morning, Governor Brown said she believes the people of Oregon have a right to question their trust of state … Continue reading »

Brown To Become Oregon’s 38th Governor

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as Oregon’s 38th governor today. Brown will be sworn in at a ceremony starting this morning at 9:45 A.M. at the House Chamber in Salem. Brown is expected to waste no time getting to work. Officials at her office said today she … Continue reading »

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 »

Governor Recall Effort Gets Delayed

SALEM, Ore. – Outcry continues against Governor John Kitzhaber amid accusations against Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes. Another group announced it wants Kitzhaber out of office — but it will be a while before anything can happen. Oregon’s Secretary of State says the Oregon constitution requires a six month waiting period from the time the person … Continue reading »

Oregonian Calls for Kitzhaber to Resign

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregonian is calling for Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign. This comes after the most recent allegations that Kitzhaber’s associates helped create jobs for the governor’s fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. In that article, it says Kitzhaber is “less a governor than a source of unending distraction” who can “no longer lead Oregon effectively … Continue reading »

Oregon Gubernatorial Results

SALEM, Ore. — In our state, Governor Kitzhaber takes the win for re-election. Political analysts say Kitzhaber is the winner over Representative Dennis Richardson, 49% to 45%. Kitzhaber served two non-consecutive terms from 1995 to 2003, before being elected for his current and third term. Now he will serve a fourth term and continue as … 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 »

Local Lawmaker to Run for Governor

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Representative Dennis Richardson has announced his bid for Governor. The Republican representing Central Point said he will seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the May Primary election leading up to the November 2014 election. He started his campaign at 8 a.m. at the Central Point War Memorial in Don Jones Park. … Continue reading »

Executive Order Promotes Wood Products

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s timber industry is expected to get a boost. Governor Kitzhaber signed an executive order Monday that should promote the state’s wood products. The order calls for the development of innovative uses for wood products. The governor also wants put those practices to use in new government construction. The Department of Forestry … Continue reading »