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Local welfare officials see domino effect toppling Malheur County families, leaving kids in poverty

Jennie Knott, an instructional assistant at Treasure Valley Children's Relief, provides developmental therapy to a child at the nursery. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – Malheur County has the second highest rate of childhood poverty in the state, according to a new report. The county also hugs the bottom in other measures reviewed by Children First for Oregon in 2019.

The state child advocacy program showed . . .

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