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Harney Co. Judge cancels community meeting scheduled for Monday

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A community meeting in Harney County that was scheduled for Monday, January 25 has been canceled due to preparations to protest and block entrance to the Senior Center.

Judge Steve Grasty said in a release in part:

Cancellation of this meeting seems prudent in order to maintain the safety of our community and everyone in it, and because an open and honest conversation cannot take place in this type of atmosphere. Further, I will not give these agitators what they want most, which is attention.

The Judge added that the goal of the community meetings is to create a forum where residents can come together to ask questions and talk with one another during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

At the end of his statement, Judge Grasty reminded residents that his offer stands to any Harney County resident to make an appointment to see him.

"My door is always open to you," he said.

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