Merkley takes the long way home – through Jordan Valley

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) listens to a question from a member of the crowd (right) at the Jordan Valley Lions Club Community Center Sunday afternoon. Merkley traveled to the remote spot in Oregon as part of his goal to visit every county in Oregon. (Photo courtesy of Sara Hottman)

JORDAN VALLEY – The Lions Club Community Center here was a long way from Washington, D.C., but that was just fine for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

More than 60 people showed up Sunday for . . .