DEADLY DECISIONS: How other media covered the Enterprise’s public records case

DEADLY DECISIONS: How other media covered the Enterprise’s public records case

Anthony W. Montwheeler appears at his arraignment in Malheur County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated murder, assault and kidnapping. He is accused of stabbing his ex-wife to death on Jan. 9, 2017, and then crashing head-on into another vehicle while fleeing police. The collision killed the other driver and injured his wife. (Malheur Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

The Enterprise

The efforts of the Malheur Enterprise to pry loose state documents regarding Anthony Montwheeler attracted plenty of attention from other media in recent days from newspapers to television stations.

In addition to these stories, Publisher Les Zaitz was also a guest on Lars Larson’s radio show and on Portland radio station KXL on Wednesday.

Here is a roundup of how others covered the legal battle with the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board:


KTVB – Boise:

Seattle Times:

Associated Press:

Idaho Statesman:

Oregon Business:

Albany Democrat-Herald:




Thanks to Gov Brown: Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick loses another client

Mental Health Association of Oregon:

The Zaitz/Brown Medical Privacy Problem

Prairie Perspective:

A pair of reasons to respect journalists

The Journalism Blog:

How a weekly newspaper shined a light on government secrecy


Baker City Herald:

Eugene Register-Guard:

Bend Bulletin:

The Oregonian:

Spokane Spokesman-Review:

Daily Astorian:

Editorial: Small newspaper takes on bully in records battle

Idaho Statesman:

Malheur Enterprise to be commended for tenacious effort in records request

McMinnville News-Register:

Say no to litigation that tramples the little guy










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By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – Tony Montwheeler, accused in two murders in Malheur County, has been scheduled for trial nearly two years from now. Montwheeler is accused of