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Noon Hour Update: Reinventing yourself in a down economy; empty places and spaces and city council emails

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.

What we're working on: What's with all the empty spaces in Auburn? Reporter Gus Thomson looks into business vacancies and empty spaces in the area and what's being done to develop and fill them.

In an economy where unemployment has been part of the norm for some, the question becomes, what do you do when faced with that situation? Reporter Amber Marra profiles two people who have been in that situation and how they transformed their lives.

The Auburn City Council is reviewing its email policy tonight after local resident Victoria Connolly and the First Amendment Coalition sued the city in regard to its email practices connected to the Measure A charter city measure. Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a report on the discussion and what the city plans to do next.

What you're talking about: Several of our stories from the weekend have readers sharing their opinions about the issues. Check out the stories "Foresthill Bridge raised railing now up. But is it high enough?," "Measure B could come before voters again," "Homeowners could sue lenders under new bill of rights," and "Giant Foresthill timber parcel remains unsold" and weigh in.

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