Noon Hour Update: Rafter dies on the American River; Auburn Walmart project update; mobile home park update and dentist faces accusations

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 Tuesday edition.

Rafter dies on the American River: On Saturday afternoon a man from Rohnert Park drowned while whitewater rafting in the North Fork of the American River near Colfax. The man was reportedly trying to help two other people when he drowned. For more on this story click here and check back throughout the day as more information becomes available.

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on the death of the whitewater rafter from Saturday. Gus will also have an update on the Auburn Walmart project as concerns over environmental cleanup have been raised.

Reporter Sara Seyydin is looking into a dentist who has been accused of doing procedures on patients that didn't ultimately need them. Sara will have local reaction to this case.
Along with her story on the dentist, Sara will be following up on the Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park in Auburn in regards to upgrading the living standards for residents.

Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will continue our series on the Auburn State of the Community dinner coming Friday with her feature on the Friend of Agriculture winner. Read the Healthcare Award winner story here

What you're talking about: In our Opinion section, the letters to the editor from the weekend have drawn plenty of views and opinions. Our most read so far today has been the letter to the editor titled, "College management earns too much." Another well-read letter is on the topic of Measure A once again. Check out "Get wise to Measure A" and share your thoughts. Check out these letters, stories and more and share your opinions.

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