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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.

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State Can Ban Planned Parenthood from New Texas Women's Health Program – For Now

Injunction hearing scheduled for January

News Daily, Dec. 31, 2012 1:00 PM

State Cannot Ban Planned Parenthood and Keep Federal Funds for Women's Health Program

State-funded WHP set to begin Jan. 1

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2012 7:00 AM

Swearingen Gets Another Date With Death

Fourth time execution has been scheduled

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2012 6:29 PM

Teen Pot Use Levels Off

Use by 8th graders declines, according to survey

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2012 12:06 PM

Reefer Madness Revisited

The Marijuana Policy Project's Rob Kampia on the recent victories for legal marijuana

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Reefer Breakthrough: What Happens Next?

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Human Remains Found in East Austin

Police say making an ID could take a while

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2012 2:43 PM

GOP Politics Only at State Water Board

Employee fired for emails about Shea campaign

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 4:14 PM

Texas Still Leads Nation in Executions

New death sentences continue to decline & exonerations keep coming

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 1:07 PM

Bill of the Week

Senate Bill 72's biggest flaw is that it's too practical

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2012 12:15 PM

27 Dead, Including 20 Children, In Connecticut School Shooting

Gunman identified as Adam Lanza

News Daily, Dec. 14, 2012 2:34 PM

Obama: Policing Legalized Pot a Low Priority

In interview with Barbara Walters on TV tonight

News Daily, Dec. 14, 2012 10:07 AM

Aviles Guilty of Capital Murder

Gets automatic life sentence in double hate crime killing

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2012 11:03 AM

NORML: Tell Biden to Back Off Pot

Legalization advocates need your help

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2012 5:49 AM

Jesus Christ: The Loony Bin

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Health and Human Services: Screw Medicaid – We Need Drug Testing!

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Perry Backs 'Fetal Pain' Bill

Wants to outlaw abortion after week 20

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2012 10:14 AM

Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas

PP says shouldn't be banned from state-run program

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 4:38 PM

Women's Earnings Dip in 2011

Wages have increased significantly since 1997

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 2:21 PM

12/6 and 12/10 – the New 4/20?

Pot officially legal in two states

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 6:30 AM

Women's Health Care: Can It Get Worse?

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Great Doomed Ideas

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Drugs: No Texas Sunrise

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Criminal Justice: Cheaper But Smarter?

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Rooster Need a Booster? Call Breco!

A business that advertises in 'The Gamecock' magazine alleges its products are for fatigue and infections, not cockfighting

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Politics Gift Guide, Part II

For the pot smokers, pacifists, and stamp collectors in your life

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Henderson Granted New Trial

CCA gives Travis County defendant a second chance

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2012 10:10 AM

Texas Women's Health Care: Costs More, Does Less

With Planned Parenthood out, state serves fewer for more

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 2:51 PM

Operation Help Blue Santa

APD charity scrambling for gifts

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 12:46 PM

State Seeks to Seize FLDS Compound

Abbott going after Jeffs' West Texas land

News Daily, Nov. 28, 2012 9:58 AM

Spend Black Friday With Furry Friends

Adopt a friend for free this weekend

News Daily, Nov. 23, 2012 8:30 AM

DNA Testing Puts Hank Skinner at Murder Scene

But it doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty, attorneys argue

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2012

Family Planning Clinics to Seek Federal Funds on Own

Cutting the state out of women's health

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 6:22 PM

Helping Pets and Eating Well

Help Meals on Wheels' pets program

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 4:45 PM

Free the San Antonio Four

And other victims of mass hysteria

News Daily, Nov. 16, 2012 12:42 PM

New DNA Testing Confirms Skinner's Guilt, AG's Office Says

But DNA testing not complete, lawyer warns

News Daily, Nov. 15, 2012 7:47 AM

A Beginner's Guide to Formula One

Debunking myths in a crash course to race weekend

Features Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

'An Agency Run Amok': State Keeps Planned Parenthood in Limbo

Judge issues temporary injunction; attorney general immediately issued notice of appeal

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

State on Track To Execute Its 15th in 2012

Preston Hughes' appeals have repeatedly been denied

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

Alleged Morton Killer Indicted for Unsolved Austin Murder

Norwood charged with 1988 murder of Debra Baker

News Daily, Nov. 9, 2012 2:19 PM

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