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More housing considered for rural Malheur County

Shawna Peterson, the chair of the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board listens to fellow board member Dana Young during a meeting earlier this year. The board is working on a number of economic development blueprints, including a way to boost housing locally. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – The state board assessing economic needs in Malheur County is moving towards proposing loosening restrictions on rural home construction to allow more housing.

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board is pushing to finish the proposal in advance of the Legislature convening in January . . .