The Kitzhaber-Hayes Affair: Oregon’s Four-Term Governor Falls to an Environmentalist Scandal

Four-term Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber first came to the state’s highest office by ruthlessly forcing a fellow Democrat, the incumbent, out of the position. But two decades later, when an epic scandal forced him out, he publicly wept for the state’s loss of pleasant “public discourse.” This is part one of a two-part report on a “green” scandal that reaches from Oregon to surrounding states, to the nation’s capital, and to other countries.

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