In the community, Local government, Special Reports


Across Malheur County, people are working to improve the lives of families and their children. In their own words, they explain.

Why I care – a prosecutor.

Speaking: Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney.

This is part of the Malheur Enterprise series, “Children of Poverty.”

Part 1: Malheur’s kids in peril as parents, programs struggle with economic, social challenges

Part 2: Children tucked into RVs, living with friends as Malheur County housing remains inadequate

Part 3: Children in Malheur County going hungry as families struggle with income, issues

Part 4: In Malheur County, school workers step in to care for children short of food, clothing

Part 5: CHILDREN OF POVERTY: Kids face stress, mental health issues – but help is scarce

ABOUT THE SERIES: “Children of Poverty” is a five-part series by the Malheur Enterprise examining why the county’s poverty rate remains high. The series is the result of a partnership between the Enterprise, of Vale, Oregon, and a special team from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

ENGAGE: Share your view. How can the community improve life for children in impoverished circumstances? Who should take the lead on this issue? Send an email to Publisher Les Zaitz: [email protected].

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