The Statesman Journal has more this afternoon on the investigation of John Minnis, former boss of the state's Department for Safety Standards and Training:

On Tuesday, Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s office released a copy of a Nov. 23 letter from the governor’s chief of staff, Chip Terhune, placing John Minnis on leave.

The letter said Minnis was under investigation for allegations of inappropriate interactions between him and a subordinate staff member.

Minnis was asked by the governor to resign immediately the following day.