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Deadline day in Washington, D.C. and parts of SWLA

Good Monday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at what we have in store for the last Sunrise of 2012...where has the year gone?!

*There is still no deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and today is the deadline.  We will have a report this morning from Washington to see what the Senate will be doing to get back to work this morning on a last minute deal.

*In Calcasieu Parish, today is the last day for residents to pay their property tax without facing any interest or penalties.  If you can only make partial payments, we will tell you how that works.

*One deal that has been struck just in time before 2013 is an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that expired in October.  You will hear why a delay could have caused milk prices to skyrocket to as much as $8/gallon.

*More than two dozen new laws take effect tomorrow in Louisiana.  From shortening voting hours to a ban on some sex offenders in public libraries, we will highlight some of the changes.

*80 percent of those making New Year's resolutions fail.  Local counselor, Scott Riviere, will join us for a live interview on how to successfully follow through with your resolution in 2013.

*We will open up the Sunrise Pet Shop to introduce you to an animal in need of adoption:)

Plus, Ben Terry is tracking the next weather system that will bring rain to SWLA.  Find out how your New Year's Eve forecast is shaping up!

Make it a Sunrise day!

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful day today with rain arriving later this week!

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 08:44:37 GMT
    Skies clear this afternoonSkies clear this afternoon

    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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    Today will be a warm and humid day with highs topping out in the low 80s. We will start today off with mostly cloudy skies, but the clouds will clear and we will have sunny skies by the afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to get outside! The next storm system will approach our area late Wednesday and should move through early Thursday.  Ahead of this it will be warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the low 80s.  

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  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

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  • Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:32 GMT
    (Source: Magnolia LNG)(Source: Magnolia LNG)

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

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