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Noon Hour Update: Last minute tax filing in Auburn; the Sacramento Kings arena deal; election ballots and track at Placer High

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 Tuesday edition.

What we're working on: Still haven't filed your taxes? Well you're in luck, you have until Tuesday, April 17 to get them done. Reporter Sara Seyydin is profiling the last-minute filers and what you can do to avoid penalties.
Sara is also letting you know that ballots for the June 5 election should be landing in your mailbox. She'll let you know what to expect and when to get it in.

Has the Sacramento sports and entertainment complex drama have you fuming? Reporter Gus Thomson will be gauging locals' reaction to the latest chapter in the arena development saga and asks people's opinions of the Maloofs, owners of the Sacramento Kings.
Gus will also have a piece on former Auburn Journal publisher, Jim Fallbeck, who recently succumbed to complications from a rare brain disease. Fallbeck piloted the paper in the early 1990s.

In sports, reporter Justin A. Lawson will have coverage of Monday's track meet between Placer and Colfax high schools at LeFebvre Stadium. Justin will also be letting us know about Del Oro High School's swim-a-thon coming up.

What you're talking about: Presidential politics are high on the list for readers this morning. In Opinion the letters to the editor "Romney panders to the fringes" and "Share truth about Obama" are some of our most read so far today, and they've received several comments. Another letter, "Writer at odds with bible" is also generating talking points. And gas prices also have you talking. Read our story, "Gas prices down, but still high, locals say" and share your thoughts.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information atajournal@goldcountrymedia.com.