Westlake will not heed calls to resign over misconduct allegations

Rep. Dean Westlake, who was asked by Democratic leaders to resign after reports surfaced last week that he had behaved inappropriately with female aides, said late Tuesday he plans to remain in office.

"Many people in the past few days have called for me to resign. I have thought seriously about it, and I have asked for counsel from friends, family, Native leaders, elders, and God," the Kiana Democrat said in a statement. "I have decided not to."

Westlake was accused by seven...

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