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EDITORIAL: County officials should ask citizens how to spend that extra $12 million

Malheur County is getting an unexpected $12 million gift and the entire community should decide how it should be spent.

The money comes in two $6 million payments but will be all in hand by next year. It comes to county government via federal legislation.

No one in the county asked for it. No one in the county apparently knew it was coming. But the Malheur County Court ultimately decides where the money goes.

Judge Dan Joyce and Commissioners Don Hodge and Ron Jacobs should set the county on a path to involve . . .