Noon Hour Update: Navy men reunite after 49 years; Placer senior helps abused kids; digging in the Auburn Ravine and Applegate sewer

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.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin will have her story on three Navy veterans who reunited recently, 49 years after training together.
Sara will also have a profile on a Placer High senior who is organizing a fundraiser for the Kids First program, an organization that provides help for abused children.

Gus Thomson will be investigating the digging going on in the Auburn Ravine area near Ophir. Gus will also look into the local wastewater treatment issue, examining the Applegate sewer connection and what the costs are.

Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a story previewing the annual Auburn Art Walk, which runs Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown and Old Town Auburn.

What you're talking about: Our Opinion section is alive with reader response today as several letters to the editor have prompted views and comments. The letter "Citizenry needs its firearms" is our most read so far today. Charter city talk again draws discussion with the letter "Unsold on charter city." Click on these letters and more and share your opinions.

What to do with $12,000?: Take our poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and vote on what you think the surplus funds from Bike Auburn to promote the Amgen Tour should be used for.

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