Maya Kaufman

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The New York Times
The Silence After the Hit-and-Run

Five years ago, several shocking fatalities pushed the police department to expand its crash investigation squad. Apart from renaming the unit, little has changed. Bernadette Karna at the intersection where, in June 2016, she was hit by a vehicle and dragged 50 feet before the driver sped off.

Miami Herald
Mold, roaches, sewage — what this low-income housing looks like after a pricey rehab

Every week, Tamika Knights goes through four 64-ounce bottles of bleach. Knights, 35, lives in Glorieta Gardens, a subsidized, low-income apartment complex surrounded by junk- and scrap-metal yards in an industrial area of Opa-locka. Her four kids use the bleach to disinfect and clean the place before school and again before bedtime.

Miami Herald
Are fire alarms triggering PTSD at Parkland school? | Miami Herald

A series of false fire alarms is plaguing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and triggering the awful memories of Valentine's Day for students and staff. The Parkland school has had one code red (active shooter) drill, two fire drills and five false alarms since school began on Aug.

Miami Herald
Miami wants Bayfront Park for residents, not music festivals | Miami Herald

Bayfront Park, with its lush green space and palm tree-lined path along Biscayne Bay, may be an unlikely battleground. But future use of the downtown Miami park is up in the air, pitting a vocal group of "not in my backyard" residents against locals and tourists who want the park's big-ticket events to stay.

The Columbus Dispatch
Here's what OH12 voters had to say about Balderson vs. O'Connor

Tuesday Voters in Ohio's 12th Congressional District will decide between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O'Connor. Here's what they had to say at the polls: Special Election: #OH12 voters explain their choice for Congress

The Columbus Dispatch
Third annual All Disabilities Fest makes summer fun accessible

Nico Wright wanted to see the water.So Megan Wright, the 3-year-old's mother, steered Nico's wheelchair down a ramp along the west bank of the Scioto River. When the ramp flattened out, Wright unstrapped Nico from his chair and set him on the grass.
​Illegal immigrants sue Texas for denying birth certificates to U.S.-born children

"Five times." That's how many times an undocumented immigrant from Zacatecas, Mexico has been denied a birth certificate for her two-year-old daughter, who was born in Texas. The immigrant, who spoke to CBS News on the condition of anonymity, is one of the plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit filed in late May against the state's Department of Health Services.
Language detectives make the web less anonymous

"Take dem bullets out the house," the text message read. The text was allegedly sent by Rickey Cummings, a 23-year-old in Waco, Texas. In 2012, Cummings, a suspected Bloods gang member, was sentenced to death for murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of two men.

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