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Malheur County rail center seen as a boon for economy

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

ONTARIO — The economic impact area for a proposed rail shipping depot in Malheur County will extend across eastern and central Oregon and far into Idaho.

That was one of the new pieces of information delivered Thursday night in Ontario by state Rep. Cliff Bentz as he started planning how to use $26 million in state funds for the project.

The shipping depot would form special trains loaded with . . .

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