Media outlets and readers rally in support of press freedom

VALE – Malheur County found itself in a national spotlight last week as news spread that county officials requested that the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office consider whether the Malheur Enterprise engaged in criminal misconduct.

Newspapers, cable channels and television news shows all carried reports after the Enterprise detailed the unusual state of affairs in an article published last Monday.

During the lull in which it was unclear whether an inquiry . . .

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