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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.

181 articles in 2006   •   page 1 of 5

NoDak Urges DEA to Waive Hemp Registration Requirements for State Farmers

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2006 2:26 PM

God vs. Taser: Officer Sues APD

Former rookie officer claims he was forced to resign because of his religious beliefs after he refused to comply with a supervisor's order to use excessive force on a suspect

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

Graves Update: Judge thumbs nose at feds

Lawyers for Graves fire back at Burleson Co. District Judge Reva Towslee-Corbett, who, in an apparent screw you to federal bench, set $1 million bond for Graves to be released from jail

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

Sony CDs Busted by AG

AG reaches settlements with Sony BMG and Internet-based digital-phone provider Vonage Holdings Corp.

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

The Infiltrator: My Undercover Exploits in Right-Wing America

San Francisco-based journo Harmon Leon makes it his business to go where others only dream, or fear, to tread

Books Review, Dec. 29, 2006

Tricks of the Trade?

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2006 4:44 PM

Smokin' the "Colombians"

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2006 4:26 PM

Graves Appeals Prohibitively High Bond

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2006 1:26 PM

FLDS' Jeffs to Stand Trial

"Prophet" accused of abetting rape by arranging and presiding over the 2001 "spiritual marriage" of a 14-year-girl and her 19-year-old first cousin

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2006

Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against APD

Police deptartment and former officers violated man's civil rights when they held him down, Tasered him, and punched him repeatedly in connection with a minor traffic accident last fall, suit charges

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2006

Graves Free on Bond; Prosecutor Withdraws

Burleson County DA files motion voluntarily recusing her office from handling the retrial of Anthony Graves, convicted and sentenced to die for a 1992 multiple murder in that county; 5th Circuit again rules in Graves' favor, denying state motion to keep him locked up until he can be retried

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2006

Reefer Madness

Results of new study suggest environmental factors have more influence on behavior than government would like us to believe

News Column, Dec. 22, 2006

Burleson Co. Judge: $1 Million to Free Graves

News Daily, Dec. 20, 2006 7:38 PM

Graves Free on Bond; Prosecutor Withdraws

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2006 1:24 PM

Prophet Jeffs Will Stand Trial

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2006 8:55 AM

Oliver's New Home

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2006 10:10 AM

Pot Bigger Than Corn

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2006 9:49 AM

Famous Long Ago

Legendary "Humanzee" Oliver, his friends, and the bitter fight over animal welfare at a Texas refuge

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

APD's Muñoz Reinstated

Fired in May for host of administrative policy violations – including charges that he lied and used excessive force in connection with the alleged choking of a 15-year-old – officer's punishment gets reduced to three-day suspension

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

Mucho 'Carne Asada' in the War on Drugs

News Daily, Dec. 8, 2006 2:15 PM

More Eight-Liner Seizures

APD nabs another 352 eight-liners allegedly being used in illegal gambling operations around town

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Reefer Madness

Hemp Farming Battle Update

News Column, Dec. 8, 2006

No Knock and No Crack

News Daily, Dec. 1, 2006 1:15 PM

Frank 'The Fetus' Strikes Again

Seemingly undaunted by his failure to push through legislation in 2005 that sought to protect pharmacists of conscience from having to fill scrips for emergency contraceptives, Rep. Frank Corte, R-San Antonio, gears up his 2007 this-is-where-life-begins agenda

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2006

Polygamous Prophet Update

Court hears testimony of alleged victim of "spiritual marriage" arranged and presided over by Warren Jeffs

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2006

Fam-Planning Uproar

Array of organizations signs on to letter urging Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to reconsider appointment of pro-life, anti-contraceptive doctor to be deputy assistant secretary for population affairs

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2006

Supremes Weigh In on 'Partial-Birth' Abortion

Supremes recently heard oral arguments in two cases that ask whether federal law banning so-called partial-birth abortion should be allowed to stand – even though it lacks any exception to protect life of the mother

News Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

Primates' Fate in Limbo

Legal battle deciding fate of Bexar Co. animal sanctuary's inhabitants heats up over decision to move seven chimps to primate sanctuary in Louisiana

News Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

Pro-Lifer Appointed to Oversee Nation's Family-Planning Program

Bush announces that he has chosen pro-life doctor Eric Keroack as his new appointee to oversee family planning at Department of Health and Human Services

News Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

Reefer Madness

Medi-Pot Hysteria Unfounded

News Column, Nov. 24, 2006

San Fran Officials Make Pot Policing "Lowest Priority"

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2006 12:58 PM

Judge: Medi-Pot Law Not in Conflict With Federal Prohibition

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2006 12:37 PM

Jane Doe No. 4 Testifies Against Polygamist Prophet Warren Jeffs

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2006 11:41 AM

Wack-Ass Keroack, Part Three

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2006 11:26 AM

Feds Table New Drug Testing Guidelines

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2006 2:42 PM

No Medi-Pot for the Feds

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2006 12:09 PM

Pro-Lifer to Oversee Nation's Family-Planning Program

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2006 9:06 AM

OSU Chimps Leave Primarily Primates

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2006 8:54 AM

Anthony Graves Update

Prosecutors with Texas Attorney General's office appeal federal district judge's order to release former death row inmate Anthony Graves on bail

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Staying the Course in Huntsville

With the execution of death row inmate Willie Marcel Shannon, Texas earns the dubious distinction of having executed the 1,055th prisoner in U.S. since death penalty's 1976 reinstatement

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

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