Noon Hour Update: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Auburn; Kings sold to Seattle and County Sheriff to be roasted

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 Tuesday edition.

What we’re working on:  Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the community of Auburn is offering up a celebration highlighting the civil rights leader. Reporter Andrew Westrope is out at Monday’s event and will have a story on the day’s festivities.

Along with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, President Barack Obama has been sworn into his second term as president. Reporter Jon Schultz is reaching out to a group of Sierra College students who are at the inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. to talk about their experience. Jon is also talking to locals about the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle-based group.

Reporter Gus Thomson is previewing a couple of events that are coming up soon, the roast of Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner and the upcoming PlacerGROWN Farm Conference.

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories from the weekend have readers sharing their opinions. Our stories on the transient woman’s body being found, our historical piece on the Weimar cemetery and our story on the memorial for the stabbing death victim all have online commenters weighing in. Read these stories and more and share your views.

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