Gov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. Kitzhaber Begins 4th Term

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th January NewsGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber begins his fourth term today. Kitzhaber will take the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol followed by his inaugural address. The Democratic governor is already Oregon's longest-serving chief executive. He begins his fourth term with the state on a stronger financial footing than he inherited four years ago.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Unveils Proposed Oregon Budget

By Jim McCoy Mon 1st December NewsGov. John KitzhaberOregon budgett
Gov. John Kitzhaber is proposing a budget that would increase funding for education with a focus on children before they reach third grade. The Democratic governor unveiled his $18.6 billion two-year state budget proposal on Monday.Read More »

Governor's Fiancee Subject To Ethics Investigation

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th November NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has opened a preliminary investigation into the consulting work of Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. The commission held its first meeting Friday since it received three complaints about Hayes' work as a private consultant.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Praises Coast Guard Decision To Delay Newport Closure

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th October NewsCoast Guard NewportGov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber praised the decision by U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft to defer the closure of the Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter facility at Newport from November 30 to December 15. "Oregon's emergency response capability is best served by this facility staying open permanently," said Governor Kitzhaber in a statement.Read More »

Kitzhaber, Richardson Debate In Medford

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th October NewsDennis RichardsonelectionGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson are preparing to meet in the final debate of their campaign for Oregon governor. Monday night's debate in Medford is the sixth of the campaign. Richardson, a Republican lawmaker from southern Oregon, is running out of time to close the gap between him and the Democratic incumbent.Read More »

Election Complaint Against Kitzhaber Rejected

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th September NewsGov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon election officials say there's no evidence that a public service announcement featuring Gov.Read More »

Nike Founder Knight Lends Financial Support To Kitzhaber

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th September NewsGov. John KitzhaberPhil Knight
Nike Inc. co-founder Phil Knight is giving $250,000 to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's re-election bid. Kitzhaber's campaign reported the contribution to the secretary of state's office on Tuesday.Read More »

Alert: Kitzhaber Going After Oracle

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th May NewsCover OregonGov. John KitzhaberOracle
Kitzhaber asks attorney general to sue Oracle Corp., over failed Cover Oregon website. Kitzhaber addressed a state legislative committee Thursday afternoon. The state paid Oracle Corp. $134 million in federal funds to build what turned out to be a glitch-filled Cover Oregon site.Read More »

Governor Performs CPR On Woman In Portland

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th May NewsCPRGov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber performed CPR on an unconscious woman Monday evening in downtown Portland, assisting her until medics could arrive. The governor is a former emergency room doctor. His spokeswoman says he was traveling by car through downtown Portland about 5 p.m. when he saw someone on the side of the street attempting to resuscitate a woman.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought In Four SE Oregon Counties

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th February NewsdroughtGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a drought in four counties in the high desert of southeastern Oregon and says more are likely to follow. The governor said Friday from Salem the drought declaration applies to Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur counties.Read More »


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