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Elections showed GOP that healthcare is voters’ top concern

By Tom Campbell Health insurance was a salient issue in the elections last week. Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to repeal the requirement that health insurers cover pre-existing conditions. Since House Republicans had voted 60 times to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), the criticism sounded accurate. Though Republicans claimed they…

CIF-SS football playoffs: Schedule for Friday’s semifinals

By OCVarsity sports staff The schedule for this week’s CIF-SS football semifinals: CIF-SS FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals Friday, Nov. 16 DIVISION 1 Centennial vs. Mater Dei, at Santa Ana Stadium, 7:30 p.m. DIVISION 3 Cajon at Capistrano Valley, 7 p.m. DIVISION 4 Corona del Mar at Camarillo, 7:30 p.m. Grace Brethren vs. Villa Park, at El…

Orange County football rushing leaders: Updated Nov. 12

By OCVarsity sports staff Orange County rushing leaders after the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS playoffs. Leaderboards are based on stats available each Monday morning. Name Yds Att TD GP Mike Carrillo, Garden Grove 2339 244 35 12 Shamonte Rogers, Savanna 1659 138 25 11 Trevor Pacheco, Estancia 1534 168 19 10 Patrick McMorris, Santa Ana 1516 117 4…

Orange County boys athlete of the week: Liam Harrison, Foothill

By Dan Albano The Orange County boys athlete of the week: Name: Liam Harrison School: Foothill Sport: Water polo Noteworthy: The 6-foot-4 sophomore goalie made 15 saves to help the Knights defeat Mira Costa 6-4 in the CIF-SS Division 2 final. “Their goalie played great,” Mira Costa coach Jon Reichardt said. Harrison recorded 14 blocks, including one…

Who and what to blame for the fires?

By The Editorial Board Gov. Jerry Brown says this month’s devastating California wildfires are an example of an extraordinary, drought- and global-warming fueled “new abnormal” that the state will be dealing with for generations. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, wrote on Twitter: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest…