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Noon Hour Update: Fiscal surplus in Auburn; American Lung Association rates Auburn and school district meeting

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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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:  Auburn is going through its fiscal year audit, and for the first time since 2005-06, the city has a surplus in its general fund. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a story on the audit and what the city expects its finances will be going forward.

The American Lung Association is going to grade Auburn on its health when it comes to smoking. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on this process and how the grade is chosen.

The Auburn Union School District Board meets Wednesday night to discuss a host of issues, from its budget to installing surveillance cameras. Reporter Andrew Westrope will be on hand at the meeting and will have a story.

 What you’re talking about: Our story on a group of Sierra College students heading to President Barack Obama’s inauguration has online readers commenting, as does our piece on the amount of money generated from added park fees. Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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