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Oregon's Governor Resigns Amid Scandal

John Kitzhaber's fiancee is accused of shady financial dealings

(Newser) - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally took the hint . He says he will resign amid allegations that his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself—a stunning fall from grace for the state's longest-serving chief executive. The decision capped a wild week in which Kitzhaber seemed poised to...

Oregon Democrats to Gov: Resign Already

Plus Kitzhaber's would-be successor describes 'bizarre' meeting

(Newser) - With things looking worse for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber by the minute, staff members appear to be dropping like flies. A source tells KATU that Kitzhaber's chief of staff, Mike Bonetto, and his legislative liaison, Dmitri Palmateer, will step down today. The Oregonian reports Kitzhaber himself planned to resign...

Scandals Pile Up for Oregon's First Couple

The Oregonian calls on John Kitzhaber to resign

(Newser) - First, Oregon's first lady admitted to an "illegal" previous marriage , then to planning a marijuana grow operation and running a consulting business out of the governor's mansion. Now, Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee Cylvia Hayes faces claims that she was paid consulting fees to influence her future...

Ore. First Lady Planned Pot-Growing Operation in '90s

Cylvia Hayes says marijuana operation 'never materialized'

(Newser) - The good news for Oregon's first lady as her colorful past continues to trickle out? She did not take the proceeds from her illegal green-card marriage and buy a pot farm in secluded Washington state near the Canadian border. The bad news? A retired real estate broker tells the...

Oregon First Lady Admits to 'Illegal' First Marriage

Cylvia Hayes says Gov. John Kitzhaber didn't know she had married immigrant

(Newser) - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber knew his fiancee had been married before when they got engaged this summer after a 10-year relationship. The only problem is, he didn't know Cylvia Hayes had had three previous marriages, not two—and that the third one was to an Ethiopian immigrant looking to...

Selfless Mom, Thoughtful Cop Make Headlines
Selfless Mom, Thoughtful Cop Make Headlines
5 most uplifting

Selfless Mom, Thoughtful Cop Make Headlines

Week's uplifting stories also include a fast-acting governor

(Newser) - Life-saving and life-shaping gestures by Good Samaritans highlight this week's list of the most uplifting stories:
  • Mom Breaks Back in 3-Story Jump to Save Baby : When a fire trapped Christina Simoes in a bedroom of her third-story apartment with her 18-month-old son, she did the only thing she could:

Oregon Governor Stops Car to Aid Woman

She's expected to survive after former ER doctor gives her CPR

(Newser) - On his way to dinner in Portland yesterday, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber spotted a woman unconscious along the roadside—so he halted his driver, "jumped out of the vehicle," and hurried over, a spokesperson tells the Oregonian . Making use of skills from his days as an emergency-room doctor,...

Oregon Governor Declares Execution Moratorium

Kitzhaber says system is 'compromised and inequitable"

(Newser) - John Kitzhaber has declared that there will be no more executions in Oregon as long as he remains governor. "It is time for Oregon to consider a different approach,” the Democrat said at a news conference. “I refuse to be a part of this compromised and inequitable...

John Kitzhaber Wins Oregon
 John Kitzhaber Wins Oregon 
election 2010

John Kitzhaber Wins Oregon

Democrat defeats ex-NBA player Chris Dudley for governor

(Newser) - It was too close to call until late yesterday, but former standout NBA shot blocker Chris Dudley couldn't block Democrat John Kitzhaber from winning a historic third term as Oregon governor. Kitzhaber, whose last term ended 7 years ago, will replace Gov. Ted Kulongoski, AP reports. The Democratic governor is...

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