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Voters approved border blueprint but what’s next remains to be seen

This map shows how Idaho's borders would look in the long term under a proposal promoted by Move Oregon's Border. Local voters passed a ballot measure recently that calls for the Malheur County Court to meet and discuss the plan three times a year. (Greater Idaho map)

VALE – The recent passage of a county ballot measure won’t result in Malheur County shifting into Idaho anytime soon.

The measure does require the Malheur County Court – the county commissioners – to discuss three times a year how to best represent the county if the idea to move Idaho’s border to cover Malheur County ever became more than just an interesting idea. The measure stipulates county commissioners must meet in January, May and September for border discussions. 

The key question now is: What’s next?

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