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National Commission to Visit Barksdale

Members of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force will be visiting the base next Tuesday, October first, and holding a public hearing.

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2013 Patriot Award Winners
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Tragedy Response Big Topic at 2013 Patriot Awards

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce held their 2013 Patriot Awards at the Bossier Civic Center today to honor local emergency personnel and members of the military for their hard and quality work that keeps our community safe.

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David Vitter Discusses Obamacare, Tax Reform and More During Bossier Town Hall Meeting

Louisiana's Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter was in town today to host three town hall meetings in Bossier and Bienville Parishes as well as the Downtown Shreveport Rotary Club.

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Almost 1,400 Furlough Letters Heading To Barksdale Workers

Air Force officials say 1,372 Barksdale Air Force Base civilian workers will be getting furlough letters.

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Barksdale Air Force Base Bomb Squad Sent to Marshall, Texas to Investigate Suspicious Package

Authorities have called in a bomb squad from Barksdale Air Force Base to investigate a possible pressure cooker bomb at a gas station in Marshall, Texas.

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Barksdale Air Show Cancelled

The Barksdale Air Force Base 2013 Defenders of Liberty Air Show has been cancelled.  The event was scheduled for May 4th and 5th, but the Air Force says sequestration cuts force this event to be cancelled.

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Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy, during a news conference on the Senate Health Care Bill
Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy, during a news conference on the Senate Health Care Bill
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How Is The Sequester Really Affecting Us? Congressman Bill Cassidy Shares His Thoughts

Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy discusses effects of sequester, Rand Paul's lengthy filibuster.

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Blue Angels Stop at Barksdale Air Force Base Is in Jeopardy

Federal budget cuts are beginning to be felt in several areas. The air show at Barksdale Air Force Base might be one of the casualties -- or at least the plan to bring the Navy Blue Angels to town could be in jeopardy.

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Rep. Fleming Doesn’t Expect Sequester Deal; Barksdale Shouldn’t Be Too Hurt

Minden Congressman John Fleming doesn't think there will be a deal in place on the upcoming sequester cuts.  He tells KEEL News that he voted against the original bill, Budget Control Act of 2011, because he knew a day like today would come where Republicans and Democrats cannot come together with a plan to avert the sequester spending cuts.

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Fleming & Vitter: Sequestration Likely; Unlikely to Affect Barksdale

March 1st is a big day in Washington: it is Sequestration Day.  It is part two of the fiscal cliff debate.  Part one involved the nation's taxes and now part two involves the nation's spending.  If Congress does not come up with a spending cut plan by that date, automatic spending cuts would take effect, but the Louisiana representation in Washington says Barksdale may not be hurt

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