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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

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McElroy helped change how Tampa police get the word out

For the past decade, Laura McElroy’s job at the Tampa Police Department was to be the bridge to the public. As TPD’s public information officer, she was professional and concise and helped dissect complex situations in an understandable...
Published: 05/27/15
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Maybe buses really are the transit answer (for now, anyway)

As the debate continues over how to best meet Tampa and Hillsborough County’s transportation needs, many well-informed people say it can be done with a larger bus fleet and expanded routes.
Published: 05/23/15
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State had no choice but to concede defeat on school testing

Hey, I have an idea. It’ll be so much fun.
Published: 05/22/15
Davis was an unafraid, vocal, caring pioneer
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Davis was an unafraid, vocal, caring pioneer

Before anyone can hope to understand the impact Helen Gordon Davis had on Tampa and Florida, they first must understand what it was like when she came along.
Published: 05/19/15
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Jeb’s fumbling start could reshape GOP race

Jeb Bush loves his family. That’s commendable. He doesn’t want to make his brother, George, look bad.
Published: 05/18/15
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Will someone please step up and lead Florida?

Adam Putnam.
Published: 05/16/15
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Search long and hard, but you won’t find a winner in attorney case

Have you ever been just hanging out, and then someone proposes something colossally stupid? Everyone kind of looks at everyone else, wondering who will be the first to say, “Um, bad idea.”
Published: 05/15/15
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I can see clearly now, and it’s as amazing as the doc said it would be

I remember being told to stare into the light, and not to move.
Updated one month ago
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Gov. Scott gets a taste of his own medicine, so to speak

How stomach-churning it must have been for Gov. Rick Scott last week when he went to the nation’s capital, that citadel of evil, and pleaded for about $1 billion in federal health care money.
Updated one month ago
Farewell to Leann, the picture of perfect innocence
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Farewell to Leann, the picture of perfect innocence

You always knew when Leann Garrett was in the room. Her speech may have been slurred by a lifetime battle with what we assumed was cerebral palsy, but that didn’t stop her from speaking up whenever she felt like it. And she felt like speaking ...
Updated one month ago