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EDITOR’S NOTE: Citizens not happy with the conduct of Malheur County government officials

Les Zaitz, editor and publisher, Malheur Enterprise.

The people of Malheur County aren’t happy with county officials.

That’s clear in the emails and social media posts that flowed Friday after we shared the county’s latest tactic to block access to the truth.

County officials on Friday told the Enterprise that records the newspaper had been seeking for a month would be ready – but getting them would take $400.

The county didn’t issue an invoice, which seems contrary to government accounting rules. We tried to find someone in county government on Friday that could get us the bill so we could pay the cost and get the records.

We emailed County Judge Dan Joyce and Commissioners Larry Wilson and Don Hodge. “Get us the . . .