Union Democrat staff

Here's what you can find in today's newspaper.

LOCAL NEWS

• County backs mine request •Forest density on rise, report finds • Angels delays vote on rezoning • Charges filed in slaying • City seeks comments on housing element • Ackerson Bridge work nearly done • School relief fund gets $10,000 donation • Smokey gets in your eyes: Poster contest • From the Past: Woman uses battle-ax to rescue dog from city pound • Rim Fire talk set Thursday

SPORTS

• Cats dump defending-champ Cougars in VOL opener • Gouveia, Elliott help Skins bury Buffaloes • Bullfrogs beat Bears: Whited's 34 points helps Bret Harte beat Summerville •Many high games, super spares on lanes last year • Switzer tallies 33, leads Frog girls over S'ville

BUSINESS

• Creating curb appeal: Clean and clutter-free make best impression on homebuyers • 'Hire Me First' • Business of the Year nominations sought

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