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Orange County Reporter
Jill Replogle is KPCC's Orange County Reporter.
Jill has worked as a journalist since 2001, reporting from Central America, Mexico, California and the U.S. Southwest. Prior to joining KPCC, Jill was managing editor for the English-language newspaper The Tico Times in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Before that, she was based at KPBS in San Diego, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and changing demographics for the Fronteras Desk public media collaborative.
Stories by Jill Replogle
Mission Viejo is the latest Orange County city to be threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t reform its local voting system to give minorities more power.
The Anaheim Union High School District voted Monday night to rebrand Savanna High School's "Johnny Rebel" mascot, which depicts a Confederate soldier.
Savanna High School's Confederacy-inspired Rebel mascot could be scrapped by the school board after students voiced concerns about its potentially racist symbolism.
The Orange County Fire Authority is facing tough questions about its response to the Canyon Fire 2, which burned more than 14 square miles and destroyed 15 homes.
Orange County announced plans to start enforcing trespassing laws along a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River trail where homeless people live.
Allegations are flying that the emergency response to the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County could have been better. Behind them is an ongoing feud over helicopters.
Officials voted yes to grant a lease for the project, which would produce enough drinking water for about 400,000 people. But it has passionate opponents.
More than 15 years after it was proposed, a controversial Huntington Beach desalination plant faces a crucial regulatory hurdle. Environmental and neighborhood groups aren't happy.
Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.
A Garden Grove woman has renewed hope in her fight against leukemia after her sister from Vietnam was allowed into the country to attempt a stem cell transplant.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
Santa Ana’s former police chief filed suit against the city claiming he was forced to resign after raising questions about possible corruption among city officials.
Santa Ana officials say trash, urine and needles around the Civic Center homeless encampment are creating a public health and safety hazard.
Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.
Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.