Oregon political leaders and former staffers on Saturday remembered U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield as a devoted teacher and courageous politician who managed to stay grounded despite five decades in the public eye.
Senate President Peter Courtney and Co-Speakers Bruce Hanna and Arnie Roblan said the portrait was removed from the capitol out of respect for the former Oregon governor's sexual abuse victim, who recently passed away.
A woman sexually abused by Neil Goldschmidt, former governor of Oregon and mayor of Portland, said before she died that the abuse began earlier and lasted years longer than he has admitted. He denied that claim.
The state Police Policy Committee voted to strip Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto of his badge. The recommendation comes after an investigation into Giusto's conduct while assigned to the security detail of then-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt.
Democrats Kate Brown of Portland, Vicki Walker of Eugene and Rick Metsger of Welches are vying for their party's nomination for secretary of state, Oregon's de-facto second-in-command and chief elections officer.
The Oregon State Bar has dismissed an appeal of a complaint against Gov. Ted Kulongoski questioning whether he told the truth about his knowledge of former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt's sexual abuse of a teenage girl.
The Oregon State Bar was asked to investigate whether Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski lied when he said he knew nothing about former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt's sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl while Goldschmidt was Portland mayor.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski, in a formal response to a complaint filed against him with the Oregon State Bar, reiterated his claim that he didn't know former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt had sex with a 14-year-old girl until Goldschmidt confessed to it in 2004.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski walked out of a news conference about a terrorism drill on Tuesday after a television reporter asked him if he knew anything about former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt's sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl before it became public in 2004.