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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.

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'Chrome Underground' Goes Classic Car Hunting

Motoreum's Yusuf & Antonio talk about the biz and their reality TV debut

Screens Daily, May. 22, 2014 3:49 PM

APD Brass Shifts Up, Down, Across

Musical chairs at Downtown HQ

News Feature, May. 8, 2014

Eighth Inmate of the Year Set to Die

Eighth inmate of the year set to die

News Feature, May. 8, 2014

Brass Shuffle at APD

Up, Down, and Sideways Among Police Commanders

News Daily, May. 2, 2014 10:39 AM

4:20 on 5/3: Rally for Pot-Law Reform

Million Marijuana March this Saturday in Austin

News Daily, May. 1, 2014 4:20 PM

Death Row Study: Worse Than We Thought

Report says 4.1% of death row defendants in the U.S. are innocent

News Feature, May. 1, 2014

Rape Victim Believes Rodney Reed Is Innocent

Tells story of being raped by murder victim's former fiancé

News Daily, Apr. 30, 2014 12:45 PM

Study: More Innocents on Death Row Than Previously Thought

Number could be higher in larger criminal justice system

News Daily, Apr. 28, 2014 2:23 PM

Justice Says Legalize It

Retired Supreme Court judge weighs in on pot prohibition

News Daily, Apr. 25, 2014 9:50 AM

When Confessions Prove False

Jonathan Holt told police he'd murdered his wife. But he hadn't killed her, and the cops should have known it.

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

TDCJ Fails to Protect Prisoners From Extreme Heat

At least 14 have died since 2007

News Daily, Apr. 23, 2014 11:55 AM

HB 2 Protesters Return to Court

Prosecutors juggle charges – A, B, C – without resolution

News Daily, Apr. 22, 2014 9:30 AM

Texans Like Pot

Survey results clear: reform is needed

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2014 4:20 PM

Medi-Pot Not Cause of Crime

UT Dallas researchers find certain crime dropped in medi-pot states

News Daily, Apr. 18, 2014 4:20 PM

More HB 2 Fallout: Abortion Doctors Sue Dallas Hospital

HB 2 politics hits doctors unlawfully discriminated against by UGHD

News Daily, Apr. 17, 2014 4:00 PM

Lehmberg Answers Springsteen Suit

D.A. argues innocence can not be declared in civil court

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

Jose Villegas: A Retardation Claim

Jose Villegas: A retardation claim

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

Death Watch: Expert Opinion

Appeal alleges Dr. Death perjured himself at killer's trial

News Daily, Apr. 4, 2014 10:48 AM

New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics

Suit seeks to block enforcement of two provisions

News Daily, Apr. 3, 2014 8:08 AM

'No Undue Burden': 5th Circuit Upholds HB 2

5th Circuit overrules Yeakel, upholds HB 2

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

Abortion Providers to File Second Suit Against HB 2

Challenging admitting privileges and ASC regulations

News Daily, Apr. 2, 2014 1:34 PM

UPDATED: Death Watch: Most Notorious

Serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells scheduled for execution

News Daily, Apr. 2, 2014 12:44 PM

Should Texas Legalize Marijuana?

That's what Progress Texas wants to know

News Daily, Apr. 1, 2014 12:43 PM

Fifth Circuit Upholds Provisions of HB 2

Exempts clinics that already applied for admitting privileges

News Daily, Mar. 27, 2014 4:14 PM

Hobby Lobby and the Supremes

Company asserts religious freedom from birth control

News Daily, Mar. 26, 2014 1:35 PM

‘Against the Grain’ of Justice

Committee hears testimony on treatment of young offenders

News Daily, Mar. 25, 2014 4:45 PM

UPDATED: Man Injured in Austin Police Shooting

Domestic disturbance leads to officer-involved shooting

News Daily, Mar. 21, 2014 10:45 AM

The Aftermath

Days later, the Red River rampage echoes through many lives

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

Executing Youthful Offenders: The Doyle Case

Death Watch

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014


Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Wounded on Red River Street

Police say drunken driver drove through festival barricade

News Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 3:12 AM

Don't Fear the Reefer!

Momentum builds for Lone Star legalization of marijuana

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

Paltauf Disappearance: APD Still Searching

After a promising lead, case remains unsolved

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case

Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

"Evolution of a Criminal'

This is a remarkably honest and insightful autobiography

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

SXSW Interactive: Lessons From the Texas Abortion Battles

Social media played key role in contentious abortion debate

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2014 1:52 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'

Diana Whitten takes viewers inside the fight for reproductive rights

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 6:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Evolution of a Criminal'

This is a remarkably honest and insightful autobiography

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 9:03 AM

Austin Police Dig For Remains, Find None

Roxanne Paltauf disappearance case still open

News Daily, Mar. 6, 2014 4:05 PM

Whole Woman's Health Closes Two Abortion Clinics

HB 2 fallout continues

News Daily, Mar. 6, 2014 10:42 AM

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