June 11, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: Orange County primary turnout highest in 16 years

The election had the largest mid-term primary election turnout since 2002, when 41.4 percent of the county’s active voters cast ballots, according to the Registrar of Voters online archives.


OC Register: $5 million to Chapman University from billionaire Charles Koch sparks an uproar

The gift from the conservative billionaire helps fund a program in “Humanomics,” which the university defines as “reintegrating the study of the humanities and economics.”


OC Register: What Southern California city ranked ‘most prosperous’ in the state, No. 4 nationally

In Orange County, Costa Mesa got the top prosperity rank at No. 66. Santa Ana was 70th, Garden Grove 84th and fast-growing Irvine, 86th. O.C.’s worst? Huntington Beach, No. 180 nationally.


OC Register: Status Update: Free tax prep campaign helped 19,000 get $16.3 million in returns

The program over the five years has helped 86,300 families. United Way enlisted the help of 2,437 volunteers who gave a whopping 57,665 hours to the effort.



OC Register: Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and liberal justices, the court rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls.


Publication Date: June 11, 2018