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:

Oregonian/OregonLive:

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/gov_kate_brown_secures_release.html

KTVB – Boise:

http://www.ktvb.com/news/crime/e-oregon-newspaper-battles-state-agency-for-public-records/428683429

Seattle Times:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/free-press-state-hits-tiny-paper-with-lawsuit-after-it-seeks-public-records/

Associated Press:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/psychiatric-board-drops-lawsuit-against-oregon-newspaper/

Idaho Statesman:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article142864574.html

Oregon Business:

http://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/17657-former-o-investigative-reporter-aims-to-supercharge-small-town-journalism

Albany Democrat-Herald:

http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/think-too-much-records-case-is-a-symptom-of-a/article_e719536e-6619-5f29-a320-e1d61afc55d3.html

 

Blogs:

UOMatters:

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

Editorials:

Baker City Herald:

http://www.bakercityherald.com/opinion/editorials/5207911-151/using-our-money-to-thwart-a-state-law

Eugene Register-Guard:

http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/35445656-78/a-dangerous-man.html.csp

Bend Bulletin:

http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/5208257-151/editorial-public-wins-in-malheur-enterprise-case

The Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/04/we_all_lose_when_public_record.html

Spokane Spokesman-Review:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/apr/05/public-records-suit-shows-value-of-media/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

malheuradmin

malheuradmin

RELATED ARTICLES

Bentz subtly builds influence at legislature

Bentz subtly builds influence at legislature

  By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise SALEM – Long before most of his constituents are awake, Cliff Bentz rises in the darkness of his apartment in Salem to prepare for

READ MORE
EDITORIAL: Aid to Malheur County needed, so is explanation for denial

EDITORIAL: Aid to Malheur County needed, so is explanation for denial

President Trump doesn’t think Malheur County suffered enough from last winter’s storms. That seems to be the message in the dismissive letter from his administration last week turning down a

READ MORE