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Noon Hour Update: Sales tax revenue increase, new gas pumps in Auburn and speaker comes to library

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: The topic of fuel is a hot one these days and reporter Sara Seyydin will be focusing on fuel in tomorrow's edition. A handful of stations are upgrading their pumps in town and a gas protest is coming up as well.
Sara will also be looking into a recent increase in sales taxes in Auburn. She'll be reporting on what's caused the bump up in tax revenues.

Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a feature on Lhamo Tso, who is coming to Auburn to raise awareness of her husband's imprisonment in China for a documentary he made that was critical of the Chinese government. Tso will be speaking at the Auburn Library at 7 p.m., Tuesday April 10. The documentary will also be screened.

What you're talking about: The topic of the $150 fee for fire protection services has received an ample of amount of comments so far today. Read the story, "Rural Auburn residents speak out against $150 fire fee" and share your opinion. Our letters to the editor again are prompting debate. The letter, "We need God more than ever" has received a lot of input so far today and is our most read letter of the day. Letters "Defense, big oil stand unscathed" and "Nothing trivial about event's success" are also drawing views and comments. Read these letters and more in Opinion.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com.