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Noon Hour Update: Law enforcement agents head to Auburn; Placer grad off to Brazil; golf team scores support and young artist show

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: With changes occurring in the justice system, in the form of certain offices of law enforcement being reduced, specifically in parole, Reporter Gus Thomson looks at the influx of officers to the Auburn office due to closures in the Sacramento region.
In Gus' Media Life column a Placer High grad is set to hike, bike and film epic Brazil trek.

The Placer High School girls golf team's budget scored a birdie recently thanks to grant to the program. Reporter Amber Marra will have a story on who chipped in with the money and what it will mean for the team.
Amber asks the question of health professionals: Why do we get summer colds? She'll have a story on their response.

In Arts and Entertainment Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili profiles an art show at the Arts Building Gallery that features artists that are 30 years old and younger.

Help, or not?: Do you think the Affordable Care Act will benefit you? Take our poll on the lower section of the homepage next to sports and let us know if you think it will.

What you're talking about: The story about scammers using the Affordable Care Act to fleece people out of money has generated interest and comments from readers. See the story "Obamacare medical card scam strikes in Placer County" and share your thoughts. In Opinion, our most read Letter to the Editor so far today, "Acknowledge senseless deaths" has readers sharing their thoughts. Also, the letter, "Had it with Craigslist" has readers sounding off. Read these letters and more and share your opinions.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auburnjournal or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal