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9:19am

Thu November 14, 2013
Business

Amtrak set to finish study on service between DFW and Shreveport/Bossier

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to wrap up a feasibility study at the end of the month that explores higher-speed train service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shreveport/Bossier.

The chairman of the East Texas Corridor Council, Richard Anderson of Marshall, Texas, has been working on this effort for the past six years. He meets regularly with public officials in Texas and Louisiana to keep the momentum going. He said he’s optimistic after reviewing Amtrak’s preliminary findings.

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7:35am

Thu November 14, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 14, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain has taken a shine to a lady who is a mainstay on his European Tours but she gets herself into a fix with Souther expressions that get lost in translation.

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9:22am

Wed November 13, 2013
Business

Tennessee firm opens airway disease center in Shreveport

Dr. Peter Boggs, a longtime Shreveport allergist, marks the opening of the BreatheAmerica location in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Nashville, Tenn.-based health care company that operates treatment centers for airway diseases like allergies and asthma has opened a location in Shreveport. It’s the sixth BreatheAmerica location in the U.S.  The physician-led practice will consist of allergists, pulmonologists, and ear nose and throat surgeons connected with LSU Health Shreveport, Willis-Knighton Health System, and private practice, according to BreatheAmerica's executive vice president of operations Ron Charpentier.

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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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