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EDITORIAL: Economic growth poses immediate Malheur County challenges

New jobs may soon come rolling into Malheur County by the hundreds. That will bolster the local economy, but challenges loom.

We seem to be on the cusp of significant industrial expansion. Not one but two mushroom companies are considering locating in or near Vale, creating hundreds of new jobs. The high-profile rail shipping center will create first construction jobs and then sustained employment. And then there is the gold mine southwest of Vale, again requiring first construction workers and then mine workers.

Together, that’s hundreds of new jobs. That would pour millions into the local economy in . . .