Orange County

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Democrat Katie Porter Accused of Flip-Flopping on Gas Tax

Democrat Katie Porter, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) in California’s 45th congressional district, has been accused of flip-flopping on the state’s controversial gas tax and misrepresenting her earlier support for raising it.

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Newport Beach Bans Electric Scooters After 3 Days

A flock of 50 Bird dockless electric scooters that arrived at the Newport Beach Peninsula last weekend without a permit caused lots of complaints and were promptly banned by the city.

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CA Poll: Majority of OC Residents Oppose ‘Sanctuary Cities’

A majority of Californians in Orange County oppose sanctuary cities, according to the most recent UC Berkeley Institute of Government Studies (IGS) poll released on Friday. The poll found that 51% of Orange County residents oppose the state’s sanctuary laws for illegal immigrants while 47% approve.

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Revolt Against California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws Grows in Orange County

The revolt against the State of California’s “sanctuary state” laws is growing in Orange County, with supervisors scheduled to discuss a resolution Tuesday condemning the state’s defiance of federal immigration law, and possibly directing the county to join the federal lawsuit against the Golden State.

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14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

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Millennials Are Key to California, Congress in 2018 Midterms

Progressive Democrat billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer believes California’s nearly 10 million millennials are the key to seeing a Democrat-controlled Congress, and he is reportedly prepared to spend at least $3.5 million of his own money to achieve it.

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California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.