Good Thursday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Dates are set for two trials related to Common Core standards in Louisiana. We'll tell you when a judge is expected to hear the arguments for and against the multi-state english and math standards.
*Louisiana'a back-to-school tax holiday begins tomorrow and many of those school supplies are eligible for state income tax deductions. We'll explain how you can save money on everything from school supplies to tuition.
*The Westlake Police Department is preparing for a Town Hall meeting later tonight. It will focus on law enforcement and traffic incident management plans for the upcoming industrial expansion.
*LSU fans have one more reason to brag about Death Valley. The stadium is now topping the list as the most intimidating in college football. Hear how the ranking came about!
*Area high school students can get a jump start on a college degree with the help of McNeese's dual enrollment program. We'll have a live interview this morning with the university's community service and outreach director about how to be a part of this program and get into college even earlier.
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Last October Louisiana lost a hidden gem---Hodges Gardens. The state couldn't fund the park anymore, and with no one willing to step in and keep it running, it finally closed down. But a local art exhibit in Leesville wants to preserve the garden's memory and inspire someone to consider opening it again. On the walls of Gallery One Ellleven you'll find the beauty of Hodges Gardens. Last summer Jerry Keeton decided he wanted to create water color painti...More >>
By Paul Braun, Drew White, and Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The House erupted into cheers Friday after voting 74-24 to renew 0.45 percent of an expiring penny of sales tax until 2025, breaking a huge logjam and reaching a compromise with Gov. John Bel Edwards after nearly five months of intense fighting. The bill would generate $466 million in additional revenue next year, falling $102 million short of the $648 million that Edwards had originally ...More >>
Sulphur residents were notified that they would see an increase in their city utility rates. The flat monthly rate of $60.15 will be increased to $64.90 in Sulphur residents' bills on July 1. Some residents said they wish they would have been more informed prior to the meeting where this hike was presented. The full breakdown of the increase includes: 2017-2018 2018-2019 Gar...More >>