NOON HOUR UPDATE: Death penalty talk at Sierra College; what does Auburn’s Education Foundation do?; high school baseball

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.

What we’re working on: Sierra College is hosting a roundtable discussion about capital punishment and race and incarceration. Reporter Jon Schultz will be at the event today, and will have a story on what was discussed.

Reporter Andrew Westrope will have a profile on the parent-run Auburn Education Foundation and its work to help fund programs at our local schools.

In Reporter Gus Thomson’s Media Life column this week learn about a new recording by a well-know guitarist and get an update on the marker for a slain Auburn editor.

With clearer skies today, Placer and Bear River high schools will face off on the baseball diamond. Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a story from the game.

What you’re talking about: A pair of stories have readers sharing their views so far on Thursday. Our piece on Auburn Police issuing warnings and our story on the elder abuse case going to trial have people weighing in.

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