Noon Hour Update: Walmart reacts; Gas prices take a dip; Who's the best dad in Auburn?

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 and online.

What we're working on: Today Reporter Gus Thomson is working on Walmart’s reaction to testing at their North Auburn site. For background on this issue, check out this earlier report.
Have you noticed a drop in gas prices? So have we. Correspondent Alex Mecredy will get the latest report on gas prices from AAA and talk to some local station owners about the decrease in the price per gallon.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, the Letters to the Editor “Be careful what you wish for” and “Measure A vote shows disconnect” are the most read so far today.
Readers are also interested in “Party in the Park returns Friday” and a “Brazen break-in” at one Auburn business.

Online poll: Today we’re asking who you’re betting on to win the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run next weekend. Make your selection on our homepage. The poll is located on the lower right hand side of your screen.

Call to readers: Moms and kids, what makes the dad in your life great? Tell us why you think he should be recognized in an upcoming Father’s Day feature in the Journal. Email or call reporter Sara Seyydin at (530) 852-0244 or

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