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County residents reflect on Sen. Jeff Merkley event

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley presents Frances Rempel and Irene Christ with a folded American flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol during his visit to the Vale Senior Citizen Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, for a town hall meeting. Merkley addressed topics ranging from healthcare to the census. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

VALE - U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited the Vale Senior Citizen Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, for a town hall, addressing immigration, healthcare, the census and “dark” money in politics.

The stop was one of nine Merkley held around the state to update residents on his work in Congress, and to give locals a chance to have a conversation about challenges facing Oregon and the country.

Afterwards, Sandy Meisinger and Kathy Judy said what piqued their interest during the town hall was when . . .