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OC eyeing record turnout in primary election

Jill Replogle
| Thanks to hot races, including for congressional seats, OC officials predict turnout from Tuesday's election will be the highest in any midterm primary since 2002.

Could cannabis help keep seniors in pain off opioids?

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The Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective has more than 800 members on the books, a sign that seniors are open to using pot for chronic pain and other issues. The community has had a high rate of opioid overdose deaths.

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Orange County still awaiting new homeless shelter sites

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Despite a series of failed attempts to set up new homeless shelters in Orange County, local leaders and advocates for the homeless say there's no turning back.

In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

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OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

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OC mayors have picked a new, remote site to shelter evicted homeless

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Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.

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ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

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The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

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Los Alamitos upholds ordinance blocking state sanctuary law

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The tiny OC city is leading the local movement against the California Values Act, which limits law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials.

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Homeless encampment cleared from Orange County Civic Center

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Under a federal judge's orders, most of the roughly 180 homeless people living in the civic center have moved to shelters, sober living homes or other housing.

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