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More than 600 high school students from northwest Louisiana are touring manufacturing plants this week to see firsthand what these blue-collar jobs are like. The Libbey Glass factory in Shreveport hosted 12 students Wednesday from Red River High School in Coushatta.

Kate Archer Kent

A new charter airline plans to start twice-weekday, non-stop flights between Shreveport and New Orleans in November. New Orleans-based Glo made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference at Shreveport Regional Airport.

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The manager of the farmers market in Natchitoches aims to extend a program that attracted hundreds of kids and their families to the market during the summer months.

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The Deep East Texas Council of Governments or DETCOG says third quarter retail sales tax revenue hit a new record in its 12-county region. If the trend continues, it will be the best year for local taxable retail sales since DETCOG started tracking this local revenue stream eight years ago.

Shreveport-Bossier is on a path to creating an “innovation ecosystem” as part of a business unit within the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF.