Noon Hour Update: Placer County regional wastewater plant; archeological digs in Israel and family rallies for young daughter

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 Sunday and online editions.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin breaks down the regional wastewater project. She looks into where it stands currently and the county's decision to approve a $6 million environmental review of the plan.

Unearthing buried treasure is a passion for William Jessup assistant professor Cynthia Shafer-Elliott. So far she's made nine trips to excavate at archeological sites in Israel. Reporter Gloria Young will have a piece on Shafer-Elliott's experiences and what she's found.

In Lifestyle, Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a profile on the Davis family and the fight their 3-year-old daughter, Talli, is having against a rare bone cancer for children.

Give us your vote: View this week's online poll question, "How do you think outdoor trail cooperation could be improved among the different groups of users?" Vote on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know what you think, you have until 5 p.m. today, when the poll closes.

What you're talking about: Highway safety and "community centers" in Placer County are two topics that readers have weighed in on so far today. Read our stories, "24 accidents in one month in 11-mile stretch" and "Gold Hill Gardens decision postponed" and share your thoughts.

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