NOON HOUR UPDATE: Former Robbers Fire suspect now free; Chinese tourism in Auburn and ombudsmen for seniors needed

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 Wednesday edition.

Robbers Fire suspect released: Bryon Mason, the former suspect in the Robbers Fire, has been freed as the court has removed supervised release and no new charges have been filed against him. Read our current coverage here.

What we’re working on: Reporter Jon Schultz will have continued coverage of the developments in the Robbers Fire case today. He’s also working on a story about Auburn’s efforts to improve tourist relations with Chinese nationals.

Ombudsman Services of Northern California is seeking volunteers to be ombudsmen to look out for the welfare of older citizens who reside long-term care facilities. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on this program and how people can become involved.

What you’re talking about: Our story the conviction of a man involved in a pot-growing operation in the Auburn/Foresthill area has readers commenting today. Another piece on Auburn winning an award for clean air sustainability also has people sharing their thoughts. Read these stories and more and weigh in.

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