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Malheur County legislators call on governor to show science behind new school order

UPDATE: State Sen. Lynn Findley on Wednesday morning provided additional remarks about the mandate.

State legislators representing Malheur County are pushing back on the state’s mandate that everyone in schools must wear masks now. They are asking for community town halls and one legislators wants Gov. Kate Brown to suspend the order.

State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, said the state should leave decisions on Covid protocols to local school boards and districts. He wants Brown to suspend the state’s order on Monday that masks are required now for . . .