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Noon Hour Update: Field trip controversy, mail-in ballot waiting game and rocket golf

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: Reporter Amber Marra is working on a story about controversy over paying for field trips at a local school.

 Reporter Gus Thomson talked to the Placer County Elections Office this morning and they’ve expressed concern over not receiving many mail-in ballots back. Gus will head over to the office and get some information for a story tomorrow.

 Reporter Jon Schultz is working on a feature about a Grass Valley couple finding big success in the board game industry.

 What you’re reading: Readers are interested in Auburn’s sign ordinance and how it relates to election signs.

 Video you may have missed: A man challenged a local golf pro to a game using a rocket to launch his golf ball. See how far the ball went and where it landed may surprise you.

 Have a news tip or photos to share? Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com; on Facebook or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal