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Maya Washburn

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Maya Washburn is a Caplin News DC bureau summer correspondent studying digital journalism with a concentration in criminal justice at the FIU Honors College. Her primary focus is reporting on previously untold stories, with her writing often involving investigations, underrepresented issues, crime, mental health, education, politics and more.

Miami has fewer fires. These maps tell the story. (includes multimedia content)

Miami is well-known for its beautiful weather and beaches. Many people come here for vacation and unwind from cold weather. However, since the temperature...

Meet the Palm Beach Post’s crime data keeper

Julius Whigham II, a crime and public safety reporter with The Palm Beach Post, is one of the creators of the homicides tracker database,...

Seeking shopping bargains outside of Miami’s shopping meccas? Ride this bus

South Florida may be a mecca for luxury shoppers, with destinations like the Miami Design District and Bal Harbour Shops, but some locals and...

Broward County’s 50th Plant Affair sells Florida native plants, unites plants lovers

Plant and garden lovers from across South Florida came together recently for Broward County’s 50th Annual Plant Affair. At Volunteer Park in Plantation, local nurseries...

Remnants of redlining continue to shape housing market

The U.S. is experiencing a racial housing divide that is rooted in generations of government-sanctioned discrimination, as historically redlined communities continue to suffer. Redlining –...

Pro-life clinic in Hialeah vandalized, violence expected to increase after Roe v. Wade decision

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects reproductive and family advocacy health care facilities to be the primary target for criminal incidents after Roe...

Supreme Court: Ketanji Brown Jackson Steps Up as Breyer Steps Down

Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history as the first Black woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Jackson, 51, was born...

Pell Grant program turns 50 as advocates seek to double it

Amid increasing tuition costs and advocates calling for aid increases, the federal Pell Grant program has made it possible for over 80 million Americans...

Some immigrants may be detained indefinitely, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the federal government can detain certain immigrants who are in removal proceedings for more than six months without...

Food deserts plague the nation, USDA allocates $2 billion

The nation’s capital is a study in contrast. While residents in Wards 2 and 3, a largely affluent area of Washington, D.C. which includes DuPont...