EDITOR’S NOTE: Why seeking public records from Malheur County is important in chasing down facts

One of two diesel engines of the Oregon Eastern Railroad moves down the track in Vale. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

Let me explain why Malheur County’s latest effort to stiff arm public disclosure is troubling.

It’s about $14 million.

For more than two months, the Enterprise sought information from Malheur County officials on where they would get that sum.

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