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Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together
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Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together

Adrian White is one of those people willing to help anyone at any time. All you have to do is ask, and he will be there.
Published: 02/27/15
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Festival reminds us getting into a jam (or jelly) can be good thing

PLANT CITY — I told the kind lady at Gate 4 of the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds Tuesday morning I was there as a judge. She pointed me toward a building filled with every imaginable kind of jam, jelly, preserves, pickled things and othe...
Published: 02/25/15
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It must be different when mandate comes from Tallahassee

We’ve all seen the collective heads of Republican legislators in our state spin ’round and ’round any time a mandate for almost anything comes down from Washington.
Published: 02/23/15
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Relief may be coming from testing mania in Florida schools

It’s a busy month in Hillsborough County’s schools.
Published: 02/22/15
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It’s foolish to think Rays will stay in St. Pete

I understand why members of the St. Petersburg City Council aren’t willing to roll over and let the Tampa Bay Rays move to Tampa or anywhere else. I always expected they would put up a fight. It’s what good public servants do.
Published: 02/20/15
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Tampa’s Uber migraine could soon be St. Pete’s too

St. Petersburg surely seems like a perfect place for the upstart ride-buying companies Uber and Lyft to prosper. Combine the city’s bustling downtown social and arts scene with an influx of younger residents who don’t own cars, and you ...
Published: 02/18/15
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Republicans have total AND complete chance on health care

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the 60th time since 2011 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just in time to beat the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance.
Published: 02/15/15
Updated: 02/16/15
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How can we be surprised when the system breaks?

You might not think a state agency charged with protecting children has anything in common with the one running the prison system. You would be incorrect.
Published: 02/15/15
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Henderson: Jim Norman’s rise from political undead scary

Jim Norman is thinking of running again for the Hills­borough County Commission. Of course he is. We don’t have ex-politicians in this town, we just have politicians taking time in between legislative gigs.
Published: 02/13/15
Credibility of TV news in doubt long before Williams’ gaffe
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Credibility of TV news in doubt long before Williams’ gaffe

It’s not a big deal if Brian Williams eventually is fired, quits, or otherwise stops reading the news to viewers once his six-month suspension is over. I’m not even sure it’s a medium-sized deal.
Published: 02/11/15