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Noon Hour Update: Repeal afoot for state fire fee; more changes at Auburn agencies; boys basketball in Loomis and Placer High snowboarding

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:  State Senator Ted Gaines has introduced a bill that would repeal the $150 fee for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on this development and where it stands. Gus will also have a profile on an Auburn man who was one of 16 in the country selected for training for a world-wide disaster aid organization. 
 
Reporter Jon Schultz is working on a piece that encompasses the other changes going on in the City of Auburn’s agencies. He’ll be highlighting the moves going on at the city’s planning commission and the city clerk. 
 
In Sports, look for a preview on Del Oro High School’s boys basketball tournament that starts this week, and read about the Placer High snowboard team fundraiser at Old Town Pizza and a preview on this year’s club. 
 
What you’re talking about:  Our story on the woman who received two DUIs in one day has many readers weighing in and sharing their thoughts on the matter. Our other stories on the flu season and electronics at Placer High being stolen also have comments. Read these stories and more and share your opinions. 
 
Have a news tip or photos to share?: Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com; on Facebook or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal