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   Gov. Bobby Jindal last week announced he would visit all 99 counties in Iowa as he barnstorms the state in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination. "Unlike some candidates, I'm not afraid to answer the third, fourth or tenth question on an issue," Jindal said in a press release — which surely amused the Louisiana press corps. Members of the Louisiana media have had almost no one-on-one time with the governor since he first was elected ...

   Tyrann Mathieu, the Arizona Cardinals free safety, LSU standout and New Orleans native, teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a public service announcement aimed at getting people not to leave pets in hot cars. The Honey Badger sat in a parked car in an Arizona parking lot for eight minutes, where the temperature climbed to 120 degrees, before feeling sick enough where he had to get out ...

   Rising Tide, the annual conference on New Orleans' future organized by the local blogging community, announced the preliminary schedule for its 10th series of seminars. A panel on local transportation (and the frustrations therein) will be moderated by Megan Braden-Perry (who wrote the "Public Transit Tuesdays" feature on www.bestofneworleans.com). Other panels will cover the city's changing media scene; social services and domestic violence issues; and black women writers. Rising Tide will be held Aug. 29 at Xavier University. For more information, visit www.risingtidenola.com ...

   On Aug. 1 at the New Orleans Healing Center, the Louisiana Equality Foundation hosts a discussion about LGBT health care presented by CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center, which offers a broad range of health care and specializes in LGBT services and transgender care. The discussion begins at 3 p.m. and guests are asked to RSVP via Facebook (find the event information at www.facebook.com/crescentcare) ...

  • New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett will hold a public meeting in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. July 21 to discuss his "living wage" ordinance, which would mandate city contractors to pay workers at least $10.55 per hour and provide sick leave ...

   The Louisiana SPCA has set Aug. 21-23 as the grand opening dates for its new 32,000-square-foot adoption facility, located adjacent to the existing building on its Algiers campus.

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