Noon Hour Update: Stolen Valor Act; Auburn and ADA transition plan; county revenue sharing and Placer High girls hit national stage

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: With Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits surfacing throughout the foothill region, Auburn is working to make sure the city is ADA compliant by agreeing to contract out for a consultant to come up with a transition plan for the city. Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a story on what's next in the process.
Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 2006 Stolen Valor Act, which made it a crime to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other military decorations. The court ruled that the law infringes upon speech protected by the First Amendment. Sara will be seeking local reaction to the decision.

Reporter Gus Thomson will have a piece on how revenue sharing donations among Placer County Board of Supervisors is down and he'll also be looking into what locals think about DirecTV's recent decision to drop Viacom stations such as MTV and Comedy Central due to a contract dispute.

Summertime equals plenty of tournament play with national exposure for local athletes. Reporter Amber Marra is catching up with some Placer High School girls volleyball players who competed in the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships held in Columbus, Ohio June 28 to July 7.

What you're talking about: Our story about a local artist being commissioned to paint over graffiti on the Community 1st Bank building has many readers sharing their thoughts on the idea. In our Opinion section the Letter to the Editor, "We can do no worse than Obama" has generated a lot of feedback from readers and is our most read letter so far today. Read these stories and letters and more and share your thoughts.

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