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Wyden touts the ‘Oregon Way’ during online town hall session

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden addressed Malheur County in a vvirtual town hall on Friday, March 11. (The Enterprise/FILE)

VALE - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, touched on subjects from funding public health to immigration reform during a digital town hall meeting last week.

Wyden announced early in the meeting he’d now held more than 1,000 town halls since becoming senator.

Wyden’s overall theme during the session was what he called the “Oregon way,” a cooperative, bipartisan method to overcoming challenges.

“The Oregon way isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about creating opportunities for people,” he said.

Wyden recognized Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health Department director, for her work during the pandemic.

“When her community needed her, she didn’t run and hide,” said . . .