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LA County to consider funding legal help for undocumented immigrants

Stuart Palley for KPCC
| Los Angeles County supervisors are set to vote next Tuesday on a motion to earmark an initial $1 million to help unauthorized immigrants fight deportation in court.

Voting by district gives Latino candidates a boost

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In the last election, Latinos won city council seats in three of four Orange County cities that recently switched from "at large" to "by district" voting.

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In the race for LA mayor, a crowd of hopefuls but no serious challengers

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Wednesday marked the deadline for candidates seeking city elective seats to file paperwork. No high profile challenger to Mayor Eric Garcetti emerged in the filings.

Former LA mayor Villaraigosa announces bid for governor

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From 2005 to 2013, Villaraigosa served as mayor of Los Angeles. Before then, he served on the City Council and as speaker of the California Assembly.

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California election again shows the state's different from other parts of the country

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Voters in California backed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while other states supported GOP nominee Donald Trump.

In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

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Census figures show that less than half of Asian-Americans voted in the last presidential election, and it'll be difficult to improve on that this election cycle.

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OC supervisor's race a window into a changing region

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In the once mostly white, conservative stronghold of Orange County, a Latina and an Asian-American are vying for a Board of Supervisors seat.

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Anaheim, other OC cities move to 1-member council districts

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Anaheim is one of several Orange County cities where Latinos, Asians and others have challenged at-large elections, seeking a greater political voice.

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