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COMMENTARY: Take this survey, help Malheur County, and let’s try something new

We need your help to try something different for Malheur County.

As journalists, those of us at the Malheur Enterprise know well the challenges in our community.

The list of matters that could use fixing is long.

And there are so many, it sometimes seems like making headway is frustrating.

And many of these are not new clouds over the county.

Child poverty.

Domestic abuse.

Shortage of places to live.

Racial inequality.

As journalists, our job is to reflect the community. That means we report a great deal on these problems.

There is a different approach, and we want to head that way in a big way – solutions journalism.

This is reporting that tells of those who have successfully dealt with an issue . . .