Noon Hour Update: Holidays helping the post office?; Christmas Basket program and Del Oro basketball tournament

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 Sunday print and online editions.

What we’re working on:  With the holiday season being the high time for retailers, giving them that big boost at the end of the year, what does this season mean for the U.S. Postal Service? Reporter Jon Schultz looks into how the holidays affect the post office. Jon is also profiling the Christmas Basket program and its focus on the community.

A court case in the Timberline development is now at the appeals level as a Superior Court judge turns down an ad-hoc committee to Save Our North Auburn Quality of Life. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a report on the proceedings. Gus is following up on where donations stand for a grave stone for Baby John Doe that was buried recently.

In sports, look for continued coverage of the Del Oro High School boys basketball tournament that’s going on.

What you’re talking about:  Our story on the former Auburn City Clerk being unhappy about the end of his tenure has readers talking today. Other pieces that have received reader response include our story on how Auburn schools are accommodating the holidays and our piece on slow Internet speeds in the foothills. Read these stories and more and share your opinions on them.  

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