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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with John Kitzhaber that requires the former governor to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. The Statesman Journal report s Kitzhaber attended Friday's meeting in Salem and expressed ...
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that requires him to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. Kitzhaber attended Friday's meeting in Salem and expressed regret for his mistakes, The Statesman ... Oregon

If you were one of the 145 million Americans whose info was stolen in the Equifax breach, you should be worried about keeping your financial accounts safe. Columnist Kim Komando shows you how. Kim Komando, special for USA TODAY. Department of Revenue Buy Photo. The Oregon Department ...
John Kitzhaber wait for a decision by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on a proposed $20,000 settlement of ethics complaints against the former governor, during a ... SALEM - The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to accept a settlement that fines former Gov.
In response to a complaint filed by Portland attorney Alan Kessler, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission found the latter applied in this case, and that Chung had met her legal obligation by disclosing the potential conflict. But it's also not uncommon for officials to recuse themselves from a ...
What better way for Oregon government to show it cares than to compel a suboptimal solution that doesn't account for the future? But don't concern yourself with that. Research shows the best thing for productive people is to spend more time sitting in limbo in traffic, thinking great thoughts and ...

John Kitzhaber enters the room before the Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted whether he violated state ethics laws 11 times while in office. Photographed at the Oregon Government Ethics Commission in Salem on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo: ANNA REED / Statesman Journal)Buy Photo.
When the new, expansive commune came into conflict with local ranchers and the Oregon government, many shades of trouble ensued. The following is a brief history of the Rajneeshee movement and its controversies, as depicted in Netflix's "Wild Wild Country" through six hour-long episodes of archival ...
His Capitol Watch Foundation works for a more cost-effective government, better schools, more efficient public services, transparency and accountability at all levels of Oregon government. A social hour and no-host lunch at 11:30 a.m. will begin the event. A question-and-answer session will follow Kropf's ...
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
Or the plots to assassinate Oregon government officials? The six-part documentary series “Wild Wild Country,” which begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, revisits this story, which all these years later is still enraging and utterly fascinating. In “Wild Wild Country,” directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way ...
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
... government employees in the importance of public records. McCall starts her new job April 25. She seems ideally suited to the position, and I have high hopes that she will help make Oregon government more transparent. — Reach Editorial Page Editor Gary Nelson at gnelson@rosebudmedia.com.
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
Because they could not express a message affirming same-sex marriage without violating their religious convictions, the Oregon government penalized Aaron and Melissa $135,000, their bakery was shuttered, and they have been plunged into more than five years of litigation. The Oregon government ...
Hohnbaum was shown the door in summer 2016 after the city spent $60,000 defending him against two state Bureau of Labor and Industries investigations as well as an Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint. Sawyer's Paddles owner Pete Newport videotaped Monday's meeting and voiced ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously to accept 10 preliminary findings that he committed ethics violations. ... Most of the allegations revolve around Hayes' unique position. This likely was the first time a first lady served as an official policy adviser to her partner, the Oregon ...

... throwing him into an ethical quandary. The issue confronting Ferrioli, who represented a huge swath of eastern Oregon covering canyonlands, mountains and high desert with cowboys, loggers and Native Americans among his constituents, is detailed in an Oregon Government Ethics Commission report.
The issue confronting Ted Ferrioli, who represented a huge swath of eastern Oregon covering canyonlands, mountains and high desert with cowboys, loggers and Native Americans among his constituents, is detailed in an Oregon Government Ethics Commission report.
That was the assertion of members of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Feb. 16 when they voted unanimously to find Kitzhaber had committed 10 violations of state ethics laws. Specifically, the commission said Kitzhaber misused his office for personal gain by enabling Cylvia Hayes to pursue ...
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Pleads for His Legacy in Front of Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Commission makes preliminary finding that state's longest-serving governor committed 10 of 11 alleged ethics violations. Former Governor John Kitzhaber in 2012. (Vivian Johnson). By Nigel Jaquiss |.
Oregon Government Ethics Commission Investigation Says Kitzhaber Used Public Office to Benefit Himself. New investigative report adds to previous findings of ... The Oregon Government Ethics Commission today released new findings that former Gov. John Kitzhaber used his public office for private gain ...
TALENT — The City Council approved the filing of a complaint last week with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission over alleged conduct by ... “While an ethics complaint is probably appropriate, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission is not going to do the council's job for them,” said Volkart.
It's going to be a lot easier to check how restaurants fares in health inspections in Oregon — according to KATU News, the state's Health Authority has launched a new portal that will collect information on whether restaurants passed or failed inspections all in one place. The system, named Healthspace, will ...
Oregon Government Ethics Commissioners Want to Fine Cylvia Hayes $110,000 for 22 Ethics Law Violations ... The Oregon Government Ethics Commission reacted strongly today to the presentation of a lengthy investigation into the tangled business dealings of former Oregon first lady, Cylvia Hayes.
Oregon government made a promise to Oregonians years ago: government was going to be transparent about what it does and how it spends money. The days of decisions made behind closed doors were over. But that promise has seesawed between sincere and masquerade. With Oregon's ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously to accept 10 preliminary findings that he committed ethics violations. Three years after Kitzhaber resigned as governor amid the ethics turmoil, other federal and state investigations have ended without charges. Instead, the controversy has ...
Last week the Oregon Government Ethics Commission ruled that Kitzhaber had committed 10 violations of the state's ethics laws. Most of the violations stemmed from his having made his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, an unpaid but official adviser while she pursued consulting contracts for work related to her state ...
Preparing for the event, which was first reported by the Eugene Register-Guard, may provide a respite from Hayes' ongoing issues with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. The OGEC last month voted to make preliminary findings that Hayes committed 22 violations of state ethics laws and ...
SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving Oregon government most likely in the black, according to official state economists. Lawmakers arriving earlier this month for the 2018 session of the Legislature were warned by some leaders that they might have to tackle a ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission takes up the case of former Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday. It's expected to make preliminary findings on an investigative report that charges he violated state ethics laws at least 11 times during the course of his third term and brief fourth term as governor.
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Pleads for His Legacy in Front of Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Commission makes preliminary finding that state's longest-serving governor committed 10 of 11 alleged ethics violations. Former Governor John Kitzhaber in 2012. (Vivian Johnson). By Nigel Jaquiss |.
In 2017, Democrats filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission stating that Buehler, who was already considering a run for the GOP nomination for governor, had violated state ethics laws by not reporting over $100,000 in payments received from businesses that do business with the ...
That overlap -- between Hayes' role in the governor's office and her consulting contracts with groups that wanted to influence Oregon's environmental and economic policies -- sparked state and federal criminal investigations. In a report published in January, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission said ...
Even with persistent pressure from the mining economy, Oregon government officials have gone to great lengths to pass laws and regulations to protect the environment, including permanent restrictions on motorized suction dredge mining to prevent harm to fish habitats, according to a Statesman Journal ...
It's going to be a lot easier to check how restaurants fares in health inspections in Oregon — according to KATU News, the state's Health Authority has launched a new portal that will collect information on whether restaurants passed or failed inspections all in one place. The system, named Healthspace, will ...
When delisting the species, the commission wasn't required to consider only evidence that's been peer-reviewed by scientists, according to Oregon's government. The Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Oregon Farm Bureau and Wallowa County, which intervened in the case as defendants, argued that ...
Oregon's Low Income Health Insurance Program Is Improving: Study. OREGON -- Oregon's government-funded health insurance for low-income residents is improving. A study released this month by Oregon Health and Science University shows the state's Medicaid program has become more effective in ...
Wheatley was referring to a 2017 finding by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission that Buehler failed to disclose $12,500 in payments he received in 2013 for serving on the board of a Bend hospital on the financial paperwork public officials must file. Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who has a history of ...
“Without these plans in place,” the audit warns, “Oregon's government is at serious risk of failing to continue with or re-establish its key operations following a catastrophic event.” Having a plan is not enough — agencies must periodically test and revise their plans, and ensure that staff members are trained ...
“Without these plans in place, Oregon's government is at serious risk of failing to continue with or reestablish its key operations following a catastrophic event,” auditors wrote. More warnings: Officials: Tsunami alert for Oregon Coast is a wake-up call. State emergency response facilities, including the ...
hborrud@oregonian.com. The Oregonian/OregonLive. It took the Oregon Government Ethics Commission roughly 24 hours to vet and reject a complaint filed against Gov. Kate Brown this week. The politically conservative nonprofit Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation filed a complaint Wednesday against the ...
A judge has refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion from Oregon's government for insufficient logging of state forestlands. Linn County filed a complaint in 2016 accusing Oregon's forest managers of breaching a contract to maximize timber harvests from forests donated to the ...
If Roger Thompson had a shred of decency he would apologize to this community and resign from the Port of Brookings Harbor as a commissioner. Thompson is corrupt. He admitted his corruption when he cut a deal with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to avoid fines that could have totaled as ...
Measure 101 calls the new taxes an “assessment.” Are they being honest? No. Can the legislators increase the tax rate in future years because they “need” more money? What has been your experience? We voted no on Measure 97, but Salem didn't hear us. Oregon government wastes millions of dollars ...
Oregon Government Ethics Commissioners Want to Fine Cylvia Hayes $110,000 for 22 Ethics Law Violations ... The Oregon Government Ethics Commission reacted strongly today to the presentation of a lengthy investigation into the tangled business dealings of former Oregon first lady, Cylvia Hayes.
John Kitzhaber, used her official position for personal gain, an investigator with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission concluded in a report released Wednesday. #Hayes was seeking backing, including salary and travel expenses, from private benefactors in order to develop clean energy and protect ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission today released the findings of its investigation of a 2014 complaint against former first lady Cylvia Hayes. The investigation found evidence to sustain the complaint, filed by former state Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem). Berger's complaint stemmed from a WW cover ...
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon government ethics investigators have concluded that former first lady Cylvia Hayes of Bend violated several state ethics laws by using her public position and state staff and resources to secure contracts for her environmental consulting firm and a paid fellowship. The Oregon ...
(AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday says former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber allegedly violated state ethics laws 11 times during his third and fourth terms as governor. The Statesman Journal reports that the Oregon Government Ethics Commission will vote Friday on whether it agrees with its staff's findings.


 

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