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Malheur County land use bill gains momentum in Salem

Shawna Peterson, (left) the chair of the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, chats with Gov. Kate Brown earlier this spring in Ontario. Peterson lauded the progress of HB 2456, a proposal to allow modest housing development in Malheur County. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – A proposal to change the land use rules in Malheur County remains in play at the Oregon Legislature after the House approved it earlier this month.

The proposed law – HB 2456 – is seen as the foundation of the legislative effort by the Eastern Oregon Border . . .