Noon Hour Update: Local business and ADA; youth sports costs; low voter numbers; food co-op and vote for the best female athlete

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 Thursday edition.

Who's the best?: The Auburn Journal Sports Department is picking its male and female athletes of the year, but first it wants to hear from you. This week we are asking fans who they think should be the female athlete of the year in our online poll. Click here and go to the lower half of our homepage and take the poll next to our sports section and let us know who your pick is. Editor's note: This poll is not scientific.

What we're working on: The fight to help local businesses work out problems when it comes to Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits continues and reporter Sara Seyydin will have a report on how the state legislature is once again trying to assist business owners with a new bill.
Is your child in a youth sport? How does it affect your pocket book? Sara looks into this question for a piece on the prices of youth sports in the Auburn area. If you're paying for youth sports, email your concerns about costs to

Election talk is heating up with multiple measures on the ballot and political hopefuls running for office, but what's going on with the local electorate? Reporter Gus Thomson is working on a story about how voting numbers are down for the June 5 presidential primary.
The idea of a food co-op in Auburn is taking shape and it's in the early stages, Gus will let us know what's going on and what the next step is.

What you're talking about: Our stories have readers weighing in today. Our story on election finances in District 3 of the Placer County Board of Supervisors race has received reader comments, as has our story and video on the five-vehicle pile-up that happened on Highway 49 last night.
In Opinion, our most read Letter to the Editor has been "Firefighter urges no on Measure E" and our most commented so far today has been "Ponder this before you vote" and "Frieborn a force for good."
Check out these letters and stories and share your thoughts and weigh in on others.

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