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Jordan Smith is an award-winning investigative journalist covering criminal justice and women's health – and hopes the two areas never overlap.

165 articles in 2004   •   page 1 of 5

Williamson DA Puts the Squeeze on Defense Bar

John Bradley sees nothing wrong with compelling testimony about indicted clients

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2004

Weed Watch

Chronic-pain specialists are just drug dealers in disguise, say federal narcs

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2004

Weed Watch

Amazonian hallucinogen OK – for now – in religious observances

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2004

Naked City

APD says independent inquiry will allow for more public confidence

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2004

DPS Slapped in 'Troopergate' Verdict

Jury finds that agency rigged a 2001 promotional exam to favor good ol' boys

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

Weed Watch

Iowa drug czar says killer (!) marijuana is wreaking havoc

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

Bar Targeted in APD Bike-Wreck Probe

TABC, DPS, and APD all looking at circumstances of Jacobsons' fatal accident.

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

Naked City

Brandon Moon latest Texan exonerated by new DNA evidence

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

My Satellite Radio Jones

I love all radio, but my heart belongs to satellite

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

The Skinny on Satellite

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Where the Dope Don't Grow

Feds turn down application for research-marijuana cultivation project

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Many Unanswered Questions in Officers' Deaths

A fatal motorcycle accident was preceded by a long afternoon of barhopping

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Abstinence Makes the Head Grow Softer

A new report finds that federally funded abstinence-only educations contains "false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health."

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

The Supremes Take a Hit

The federalist smoke from medical marijuana reaches the Supreme Court. Can they clear the air on states' rights, pot, and the Constitution?

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Gov. OK's Death Row Reprieve

Four-month stay gives Frances Newton's lawyers time to review suspect evidence

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

One More Time for Miller-El

The Supreme Court once again hears death-row inmate's case

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Medi-Mari at Supreme Court

Patients challenge federal right to prohibit medical marijuana use under state law

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

APD's Crack Crackdown

Operation C'Ya Later hits the Downtown streets

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

On the Lege

Banning birth control; reforming Texas justice

News Column, Dec. 3, 2004

Diagnosed With Greed?

Drug dealers seek out Downtown homeless – with money and marketing

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2004

Weed Watch: Senate Mulls Med-Mari Defense

Bill would allow medical use claims in drug cases; mandatory sentencing slagged

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2004

City Loses Its Mala Sangre Brain

Outside counsel Lowell Denton – both attorney and witness – is disqualified from the case

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2004

Insurance Rates, Round 2

State regulators aren't done yet with Farmers and State Farm

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2004

APD's White Takes 'Bad Blood' Back to Court

White lawsuit is the latest chapter in the Mala Sangre saga

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2004

Supremes: What'd We Say?

High court spikes yet another Texas death-row verdict

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2004

Better Training: An RX for APD

Police think-tank offers advice on use of force, community outreach

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Naked City

Inmate populations unfairly boost rural political clout, report claims

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

A Good Day for Intolerance

Voters say no to gays, marijuana, immigrants, and so on

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Hamilton Takes Top Cop Slot

Democrat becomes Travis Co.'s first black sheriff

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

McCain Keelhauls the GOP

Democratic tide swamps a Keel brother in the Precinct 3 constable's race

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

A Split for the 3rd Court

Democratic and GOP incumbents both hold their seats

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Warren Hangs Up His Chief's Hat

After 31 years with the fire department, Gary Warren looks back to his roots

News Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

Election Makes People Stupid

Sign-stealing, vandalism, cacti, chain saws, eggs … you do the math

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Daily Muddies the Legal Waters

'Statesman' case against Williamson candidate is more complex than they think

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Naked City

Tom Price joins calls for halt to Harris Co. executions

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Naked City

Stumping in Oregon, JFK opposes federal meddling in med-marijuana fight

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Naked City

Elementary school aims high with state-of-the-art home for science

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

3rd Court: Experience Counts

But what kind of experience? The D's and R's differ.

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Unlocking the Texas Vote

Felon disenfranchisement hits more than 3% of the state's potential voters

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Daily Not Into Big Breasts

The Statesman censors an ad by the amazing Maxi Mounds

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

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