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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

COLUMN

Higginbotham attack ad story takes surprising twist

Like nearly everyone in Hillsborough County during election season, Al Higginbotham’s mailbox fills with advertisements asking support for one candidate, ripping another candidate, or any of the other gibberish to which we have all become accu...
Published: 09/12/14
Domestic violence not confined to NFL
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Domestic violence not confined to NFL

Cases like Ray Rice's grab the headlines, but columnist Joe Henderson says domestic violence happens everywhere, and it must be brought out of the shadows.
Published: 09/09/14
Updated: 09/11/14
COLUMN

For reporters, answering highest calling can bring terrible cost

Freedom of the press is one of the pillars upon which the United States of America was built, and we definitely take that for granted.
Published: 09/07/14
COLUMN

State says one thing, the people say something else

Recently, I shared the plight of a Tampa man’s misadventures with Florida’s unemployment system. Robert Geller’s story involved escalating exasperation just to get his claim filed through the state’s $60 million Connect co...
Published: 09/05/14
COLUMN

Armed elementary school guards a sign of scary times

Elementary school students should spend their days learning ABCs and the basics of math. They should laugh, and share, and draw funny pictures that they show later to mom and dad.
Published: 09/03/14
What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty
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What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty

There is predictable outrage from many about the strong-armed attempt to force the owner of Washington’s National Football League franchise to change the team’s nickname to something less, well, racist. Daniel Snyder vows he will never ...
Updated: 1 months ago
COLUMN

The state unemployment computer system that was fixed? It’s not fixed

At 9:17 a.m. on June 28, Robert Geller learned that he had gone from being gainfully employed to jobless. Obviously that's never good news, but Geller didn't spend any time feeling sorry for himself. He immediately began the process to receive up to ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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: 1 months 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....
Updated: 1 months ago
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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.
Updated: 1 months ago