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Investigation swirls in resigned Oregon governor's wake
Investigation swirls in resigned Oregon governor's wake

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber was hounded out of office by a series of damning stories in an alternative weekly newspaper documenting his fiance’s use of his public office to further her private business. Along the way, the paper published leaked personal correspondence sent by Kitzhaber concerning state business. At least three state and federal investigations picked up where the newspaper stories left off. Now, those investigations are roiling the administrative department that Kitzhaber left behind when he resigned Feb. 18. The Department of Administrative Services has been asked to produce a massive trove of correspondence surrounding Kitzhaber and his wife, Cylvia Hayes....

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