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EDITOR’S NOTE: The wait continues to get costly Malheur County documents

This rendering shows Malheur County's proposed industrial park next to the Treasure Valley Reload Center. The map was submitted to state officials in December. A new map now shows rail spurs cutting through the industrial lots.

The county agency’s recent declaration seemed like good news.

“We will continue to be transparent and open to questions during the process of building the reload center,” according to a posting by the Malheur County Economic Development Department.

That was on Jan. 13.

Four days later, the same agency sent a note of a different kind to the Enterprise. The newspaper had submitted a new public records request.

“The staff or volunteers necessary to complete a response to the public records request are unavailable,” the agency reported.

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