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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.

254 articles in 2010   •   page 4 of 7

Kicking the Tires at Fleet

City whistle-blower confirms that the trouble at Fleet Services has been much worse than scrap tires and bad record-keeping. And nobody in charge wanted to hear it.

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2010

Blowing the Whistle

E-mails show what city officials knew and when they knew it

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2010

Packing Heat in the Windy City

Supremes give thumbs-down to Chicago handgun ban

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2010

Guns, Drugs, and Greg Abbott

Abbott wants the border sealed – or maybe he wants war with Mexico?

News Daily, Jul. 1, 2010 1:58 PM

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Dims the Lights

Fleet Services, MRF, light pollution - that's just how we roll

News Daily, Jul. 1, 2010 9:01 AM

Judge Orders Posthumous DNA Testing

Did the state execute an innocent man?

News Feature, Jun. 25, 2010

State Commission Considers Keller's Fate

Keller's execution-day decisions under microscope again

News Feature, Jun. 25, 2010

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Gets Trashed

MRF talk and more budget matters

News Daily, Jun. 24, 2010 8:31 AM

Polygamist's Trial Heads to Texas?

Arizona drops charges against Warren Jeffs

News Feature, Jun. 18, 2010

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast is In the Red!

Bleeding budgets and busted prophets

News Daily, Jun. 17, 2010 7:05 AM

Possession Not a Passport to Deportation

Supremes rule that deportation isn't automatic

News Daily, Jun. 15, 2010 7:44 AM

'Project Deliverance' Nets Drugs, Cash, Cop

Texas police chief among those popped in drug sting

News Daily, Jun. 11, 2010 10:47 AM

Conduct Unbecoming: Prosecutor Dealt Another Slap

Court finds assistant D.A. withheld evidence

News Feature, Jun. 11, 2010

Jail Numbers Down ... for Now

As Austin grows, jail population could inch upward

News Feature, Jun. 11, 2010

Attorneys File Final Arguments in Dunn Case

Arbitrator's decision expected

News Feature, Jun. 11, 2010

Capital Punishment on Trial: 'Furman v. Georgia' and the Death Penalty in Modern America

UT prof David Oshinsky weaves a tight and compulsively readable account of the intersection of morality and legality in the jurisprudence of capital punishment

Books Review, Jun. 11, 2010

The Meter's Running on the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast

Taxis, taxes & travesties of justice

News Daily, Jun. 10, 2010 8:15 AM

Persecuting Judge Sharon Keller

Keller says case against her highlights injustice in system. No joke.

News Daily, Jun. 9, 2010 11:31 AM

Reefer Madness: Medi-Pot Update

State lawmakers change pot rules and more states consider legalizing

News Daily, Jun. 8, 2010 10:41 AM

Fewer Jail Inmates Last Year

But more on the way?

News Daily, Jun. 4, 2010 11:44 AM


Travis County's mental health system is cracking under growing patient load

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

Demand vs. Supply

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

A Total Bummer of a Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast

Mental health, Marc Ott & more

News Daily, Jun. 3, 2010 3:45 PM

Time to Find a New Monitor

Who will be the city's next police monitor?

News Daily, Jun. 3, 2010 9:29 AM

KeyPoint Questions Linger After City Admits Goof

City attorney's resignation doesn't solve mystery of who did what when

News Feature, May. 28, 2010

Heads Roll on the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

David Smith’s retirement, KeyPoint continues, and more

News Daily, May. 27, 2010 8:01 AM

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Hooks 'Em!

UT budget brouhaha & fusion center follies

News Daily, May. 20, 2010 12:05 AM

Hempsters Take D.C.

Hempsters deliver bag of seed to U.S. Attorney General

News Daily, May. 19, 2010 11:22 AM

'Reckless Tactics' ... and the Blowback

Suppressed KeyPoint report charges APD negligence in Sanders shooting

News Feature, May. 14, 2010

Reefer Madness

Even under a new administration, the nation's drug policy looks the same

News Column, May. 14, 2010

City Releases KeyPoint Report (Updated)

Unredacted report posted to city's website

News Daily, May. 13, 2010 7:59 PM

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Gets Leaked

All about the Keypoint/Sanders report

News Daily, May. 13, 2010 12:05 AM

Medi-Pot Finally Makes it to D.C.

After more than a decade of waiting, city officials give medi-pot the green light

News Daily, May. 12, 2010 8:54 AM

On Cops and Pot

Botched raid in Missouri ends with death of dog

News Daily, May. 11, 2010 2:21 PM

The KeyPoint Report: Read the Redacted Sections Here

Transcript of unreleased investigation

News Daily, May. 10, 2010 5:30 PM

Suppressed KeyPoint Sanders Report

Quintana "recklessly … endangered" self and others

News Daily, May. 7, 2010 8:47 PM

The Tire Keeps on Turning

City suspends Fleet Services employee as scrap tire investigation continues

News Feature, May. 7, 2010

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Can't Be Watered Down!

AWU, Arizona, and more

News Daily, May. 6, 2010 12:05 AM

Show Me the Money, Sharon

Texas Ethics Commission fines Judge Keller for inaccurate report finances

News Daily, Apr. 30, 2010 10:10 AM

Cutting on the Bias

Is Christopher Dunn APD's designated fall guy ... or a potential domino?

News Feature, Apr. 30, 2010

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