Steve Miller: Journalism

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Utah’s Murderer Mom Is a Monster but She’s Not the First

A Utah mother charged with killing six of her infant children was described as cold and aloof by a neighbor. Police are still searching for answers in the tragedy. APRIL...

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Woman’s strange death raises questions

MARCH 08, 2014 By Steve Miller, Associated Press Tallahassee, Florida — When Samira Mbotizafy Frasch arrived in Tallahassee four years ago from France, she told her...

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Florida Medical Complaints Gather Dust, Often Allowing The Accused To Continue To Practice

October 20, 2013 By Steve Miller, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Medical professionals in Florida hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the...

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The Monster Next Door

My Neighbor the Monster – Living Next Door To Ariel Castro MAY 10, 2013 By Steve Miller, The Daily Beast Doug Parker owns the home next to Cleveland suspect Ariel...

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In Cleveland, The Calamitous Castros

MAY 9, 2013 By Steve Miller, The Daily Beast Of Cleveland’s three Castro brothers, it was the middle one, Ariel, 52, who seemed to have his life in order. Neighbors...

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Special districts, special favors. An insider network of favors surrounds these proliferating governments in Texas

October 29, 2012 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog For decades, Texans have relied on special districts for services that local municipalities can’t provide. Water to...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 5

Texas windstorm agency fires general manager; TWIA agency in turmoil March 23, 2011 By Steve Miller,  Texas Watchdog Making good on a decision it made in February, the...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 2

Rep. Craig Eiland, who sits on House insurance committee, said he received $620K in legal fees in case against state insurance agency TWIA February 28, 2011 By Steve...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 4

Texas’ government-operated property insurance agency — TWIA — found “hazardous to the public” in the wake of Texas Watchdog’s...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 3

Top TWIA officials leave with tens of thousands in severance pay — and a pickup truck February 17, 2011 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog Two high-ranking employees...