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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

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Who is in charge of running this state anyway?

For better or worse — make your own judgment — the people of Florida have twice elected Rick Scott as their governor. The latest Quinnipiac poll seems to show considerable buyer’s regret, since Floridians disapprove of the job he...
Published: 04/19/15
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Eakins turning Hillsborough schools upside down

One of Jeff Eakins’ first actions as acting superintendent of Hillsborough County schools was to introduce a new organizational chart. Please, don’t stop reading.
Published: 04/19/15
Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic
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Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic

The story of the Ruskin man who flew onto the Capitol lawn Tuesday in a small gyrocopter was already bizarre.
Published: 04/16/15
Updated: 04/17/15
Florida, Florida ... yep, the presidential spotlight is coming our way
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Florida, Florida ... yep, the presidential spotlight is coming our way

For the past six years, Republicans have been pleading for, um, what are the words ... hope and change.
Published: 04/15/15
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Ancient grudges stand in way of progress on Cuba

At some point, probably soon, there will be free trade and travel between the United States and Cuba. That will be a great day.
Published: 04/12/15
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Tampa downtown bicycle lanes means everyone has to be aware

If your daily commute takes you pretty much anywhere in Hillsborough County or the surrounding area, you know dedicated bicycle lanes are here and they aren’t going away.
Published: 04/09/15
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Sink wants to “pay it forward” through environmental work

Alex Sink lost a close race for governor against Rick Scott in 2010. She re-entered the political arena in 2014, running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Pinellas County left open when C.W. “Bill” Young died.
Published: 04/08/15
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We’re only No. 11 for worst traffic? I didn’t think we were that good

This is what passes for good traffic news around here.
Published: 04/05/15
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St. Pete Council deserves some blame for Rays mess, but not all

It’s easy sport to write off members of the St. Petersburg City Council as being naive and clueless in negotiations with the Rays because, well, they have shown that tendency. But we need to look at all sides of this.
Published: 04/03/15
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Christians should be angry at being pawns for political gain

If you’re following the debate in Indiana over the so-called “religious freedom” law signed last week by Gov. Mike Pence, you know it was attacked as something that could be a weapon against lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgend...
Published: 04/01/15