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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

COLUMN

Florida ruling next big step in marriage equality

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled Thursday afternoon that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
Updated: 22 hours ago
COLUMN

Elia’s leadership style again called into question

When the Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-2 last week to extend Superintendent MaryEllen Elia’s contract by one year, let’s just say there were bigger stories that day in our city....
Published: 08/20/14
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Schools now the frontline in the war on cheeseburgers

Four years ago, President Barack Obama escalated the war on bacon double cheeseburgers and French fries by signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Published: 08/17/14
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Give tea party credit for learning how to make a difference

I seriously admire one thing in particular about most tea party members.
Published: 08/15/14
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A gem of the city is repolished

When you walk into Water Works Park on North Highland Avenue in downtown Tampa, prepare for a battle with yourself over which part you like the best.
Published: 08/13/14
Scott’s game of dodge-the-question may have consequences

Scott’s game of dodge-the-question may have consequences

The economy is humming. People are getting back to work, and more jobs are coming into the state every day. Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott ought to be 30 points ahead of likely challenger Charlie Crist in the polls.
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14

Bondi’s latest same-sex marriage move sidesteps the issue

Less than three months ago, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that forcing our fair state to recognize same-sex marriages would, in her words, “impose significant public harm.” ...
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14
Major deadline arrives in fight to save last cigar factory

Major deadline arrives in fight to save last cigar factory

If you have driven along Interstate 4 past Ybor City recently, you have probably seen the humongous “Save This Factory” banner hanging from the clock tower at the J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
Published: 08/08/14

Working together (yes!), Congress tries to speed medicine approvals

My Aunt Ruth was a remarkable lady, active and strong well into her retirement years. Even when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, doctors told her not to worry. They told her it would take many years, if ever, before she would feel t...
Published: 08/06/14

I suppose we could always go back to the horse-and-buggy

Oh, dear heaven.
Published: 08/03/14