NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn Folsom Road wreck update; Sheriff’s Office offers free training to the public and Auburn Union looks at more upgrades

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 Friday edition.

What we’re working on:  We continue to monitor the investigation and developments following the death of two teenage girls involved in a vehicle crash on Super Bowl Sunday. Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into where the investigation stands, as well as what tributes and memorials are being planned for the two girls. Gus will also have another installment of his weekly column, Media Life.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering free educational training classes for business owners who sell alcohol to the public. Reporter Jon Schultz is speaking with deputies about the classes and what benefits they offer.

The Auburn Union School District continues to work on improvements to its physical infrastructure. Reporter Andrew Westrope is focusing on a piece detailing the district’s work in expanding its computer network and adding solar energy systems to its buildings.

What you’re talking about: Several of our letter writers’ opinions have online readers reacting on Thursday. Three of our most read letters so far Thursday include: “Time to stop the killing,” “‘Clean coal’ anything but,” and “What gives US bombing rights?” Read these letters and more and share your opinions.

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