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Noon Hour Update: Newcastle fire board candidates; roller derby in Auburn and performance-based budgets

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 Jon Schultz is looking into what a performance-based budget is and what it means to taxpayers.

We continue our election profiles as Reporter Amber Marra is writing a story on the candidates running for the Newcastle Fire Board.

Roller derby descends on the foothills as the Auburn Golddiggers are seeking players. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a story on the new team and how you can join.

Happy birthday to the Journal: Look for our special section in Thursday’s paper commemorating our 140 years in business.  

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have readers sharing their opinions today. Our piece on the upcoming closure of the Ophir fire station has been generating comments, as has our story on the conclusion of an animal-welfare case in Loomis has been generating comments.

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