Noon Hour Update: Presidential debate reactions; first day on the job for Auburn firefighters and degrees with guarantees

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: There’s been plenty of talk on the airwaves and in print about last night’s presidential debate in New York. Now, Reporter Gus Thomson is in the community talking to local residents and asking for their thoughts on how the two did in the second of three appearances together.

Their first days on the job started this week for five firefighters at the Auburn Fire Department. Reporter Jon Schultz is talking to the new hires and seeing how they are fitting into the department.

Transferring from a community college to a four-year university can be confusing sometimes when it comes to which classes count toward a major and which don’t. Reporter Amber Marra is working on a story about how Sierra College now has a program, degree with a guarantee, where certain areas of coursework for certain degrees will transfer easily to the California State University system.

What’s your vote?: Do you think Tuesday’s presidential debate was informative? Let us know on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and take our poll, or leave a comment.  

What you’re talking about: Feeding the discussion among Auburn Journal commenters so far today is our story on elderly victims of fraud, and our Letters to the Editor section, where an author’s thoughts on PBS funding and another’s on the Cal Fire fee have people sharing their views. Read these and much more and weigh in on the topics.

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