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EDITORIAL: Shopping local in Malheur County is an investment in community

Sarah Rodriguez, owner of Luzetta's flowers, rings up customers that filled her store during Moonlight Madness. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Before you click “order” on your computer this year to buy another holiday gift, stop a moment. That single mouse click will likely be felt throughout the community and not in good ways. Here’s why.

Through the year, you see “thank you” lists from nonprofit groups in Malheur County. This is the list of donors who gave money, products or services to charity. And the lists, whether from the Treasure Valley Community College Foundation or the Vale Alumni Association, are often populated by local businesses.

That those businesses can say “yes” when asked depends, really, on local shoppers.

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