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Noon Hour Update: Sheriff's Association lawsuit; garbage fees; solar schools and bear hunting

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 Wednesday edition.

Placer County Deputy Sheriff's Association brings federal suit: The Placer County Deputy Sheriff's Association filed a lawsuit against the county Monday in federal court for allegedly violating a military veteran's employment rights. Read more about this story here.

Local police make arrests: The Auburn Police Department took three people into custody Monday - one for elder abuse, another on a warrant and one for domestic battery. Read about the elder abuse case here and the domestic battery incident here.

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson attended the Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday and has a couple of stories coming. First, the Board of Supervisors heard from concerned residents about the possible proliferation of community halls in rural areas, and he'll also be reporting on the Board of Supervisors' review of garbage collection rates.

Reporter Sara Seyydin is continuing to work on the story about how the Placer County Deputy Sheriff's Association filed a lawsuit against the county in federal court for allegedly violating a military veteran's employment rights.
The Auburn Union School District is working on a new solar project for some of its campuses, and Sara will have a story on how the program will work for the district.

Reporter Justin A. Lawson is looking into the state's banning of the use of dogs during bear hunts. Justin will be talking to locals and officials about how this will affect hunters and what the decision means to them.

In Food&Wine Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will be previewing summer cooking classes being held at Newcastle Produce.

What you're talking about: Our story about a man crashing into an Auburn home over the weekend has drawn views and reader response today. Read the story, "Speeding driver slams into house" and share your thoughts.
In Opinion, our Letters to the Editor continue to address Measure A. The letter, "Measure A measures up" is our most read so far today and it's received several comments. President Obama has also prompted debate with the letter, "Vote out Obama." The letter has received several comments so far today and is second most read. See these letters and stories and more and share your thoughts.

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.