Noon Hour Update: Charter school going to open; top 5 things to do this weekend

What's happening and what we're working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Friday edition and online.

What we're working on: A new charter school will open Aug. 15 in Auburn. Reporter Sara Seyydin is interviewing Auburn Union School District officials about the opening, which was approved at last night’s board meeting. Sara is also looking into a new radio station at Sierra College called SCUM.
Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on Auburn resident Amanda Barnes, who was paralyzed after she was hit by a hit-and-run driver in Emeryville nearly a year ago.
Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili it putting together this week’s Arts & Entertainment section. See tomorrow’s newspaper for the editor’s top 5 things to do this weekend.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, Letter to the Editor “Put blame on Obama” is our most viewed.
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