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Jordan Smith

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

5 articles in 2001

Naked City

APD officer Samuel Ramirez is convicted of official oppression for forcing a woman to have sex with him while on duty, but a witness's statement may force a mistrial.

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2001

The Future's So Bright ...

Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

Bad Blood

Did the Austin Police Department Shut Down an Investigation of Its Own Cops?

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2001

Sterling Lands' New Mission

Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

Naked City

Report on Jan. 9 meeting of Eastside Social Action Coalition and the AISD Board of Trustees

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

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