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Democrats won big in Orange County this year. Here's how.

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| An "army" of enthusiastic campaigners, willing and wealthy donors, a slow tide of demographic transformation and a loathing for President Trump. All were factors.

Nimby or not: One battle to house the homeless

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In this multi-part series, we take an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets.

In coastal OC congressional race, environment is key issue

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Democratic candidate Harley Rouda hopes to unseat longtime congressman Dana Rohrabacher in the 48th Congressional District in Orange County.

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OC Supervisors address illegally recorded phone calls

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They vote to investigate jail phone recordings violating attorney-client privilege, and discuss terminating their contract with the company that recorded the calls.

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Orange County Fair welcomes its first 2018 guests

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The fair focuses on food again this year with its theme, "Free your inner farmer." Which doesn't sound easy in suburban Orange County.

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Irvine says it's pulling out of regional fire service

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The city has long complained about paying more than its fair share for fire and emergency services. The OC Fire Authority says it hopes to convince them to stay.

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OC eyeing record turnout in primary election

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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.

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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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