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9:23am

Tue November 12, 2013
Business

Southern University at Shreveport's EPA program is pipeline to jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's job training program got underway Monday at the Shreveport Fire and Police Academy. The program includes 125 hours of instruction.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

More than a dozen people in Shreveport have started a job training program this week made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It could lead to a full-time job next month. Southern University at Shreveport is administering the grant that provides environmental health and safety training certifications.

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7:35am

Tue November 12, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the origin of the holiday honoring veterans

Commentator Gary Joiner has a look back at the holiday honoring veterans on Nov. 11, and how it has changed over time.

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8:43am

Mon November 11, 2013
Local

Shreveport Home Depot employees spearhead improvements at veterans home

Shreveport Home Depot employees build a bus shelter outside the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Living Program site.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Employees from Shreveport Home Depot stores completed a number of building projects for veterans. They've built a bus shelter adjacent to the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Housing Program facility. The employees used their day off Friday to to serve veterans. Jack Parker, a store manager, has worked for Home Depot 21 years. He said he’s been a part of Team Depot volunteerism since he started with the company.

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8:44am

Fri November 8, 2013
Arts

'Object' painting show is debut for Shreveport digital artists

Shreveport artists Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker stand in front of one of the paintings in their show "Object" at artspace.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Two Shreveport digital artists open their first fine art show tonight at artspace in downtown Shreveport. The exhibit, “Object,” features mostly acrylic paintings by Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker. By day, the two are co-workers at Moonbot Studios. But outside of work, they’re finding an outlet on the canvas. Bluhm finds painting moves him in a different creative direction – that’s tangible.

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7:42am

Fri November 8, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: DIY car repair is not for the faint of heart

Lucky for us, commentator Gary Borders does not work at the Jiffy Lube around the corner. He recounts his recent epic visit to the auto parts store, a do-it-yourself purgatory for car repair amateurs.

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