New requirements for farm license plates
Orange County residents are now required to provide proof of eligibility at the Orange County Tax-Assessor Collector's office in order to obtain farm license plates which have a reduced registration fee.
Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate
The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Government shutdown begins over health care feud
Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services.
Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law
The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.
OC jobless rate unchanged
The unemployment rate in Orange County remained the same in August, while the state rate dipped slightly.
County opposes Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform
Orange County Commissioners Court and the West Orange City Council approved a resolution urging amendments or revisions to the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
Senate moves toward test vote on Obamacare
The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber's floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
County adopts deficit budget
Orange County almost had to start over with the budget.
Obama opens UN talks with diplomatic opportunities
President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran's disputed nuclear program, Syria's chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
OCSO salary difference not new issue
Orange County Commissioners Court will set the elected officials salaries, expenses and allowances on Monday.
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