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Orange County Reporter
Jill Replogle is KPCC's Orange County Reporter.
Prior to joining KPCC, Jill was managing editor for the English-language Tico Times newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she often researched and wrote stories, largely focused on immigration, the environment, politics and human rights.
Before that, she reported for the Fronteras collaborative, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and changing demographics in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Stories by Jill Replogle
Though the San Juan Capistrano mission is famous for its cliff swallows, the birds have largely been absent for nearly 30 years. Now they may be coming back.
Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.
The Orange County city of Santa Ana plans to follow Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in setting up a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation.
Homelessness in Orange County went up more than 50 percent since 2013, according to this year's Point-In-Time homeless count.
Conservatives upset about the recent passage of new gas taxes and vehicle fees have launched an effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman.
Orange County opened its first year-round shelter and service center for homeless people in Anaheim, part of a push to come to grips with the homeless crisis.
The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case that could affect how much the Coastal Commission can prepare for sea level rise.
The coastal city becomes the third in Orange County—after Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—to stop using synthetic pesticides on city-owned land.
A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.
A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.
Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.
Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.
Orange County’s two winter emergency shelters close on April 15. That means tough choices for people who have relied on them for a roof and a meal.
As this year's rainy winter promises a bumper crop of mosquitoes, Orange County is spraying urban wetlands to kill off mosquito larvae for the first time in years.
A tour of several housing developments in Orange County reveals why it's so hard to keep up with demand for new housing in the face of local opposition.