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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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Most Texas Voters Favor State-Funded Family Planning

And disapprove of 2011 fam-plan budget cuts

News Feature, Feb. 21, 2013

Family Law Attorneys Say Keller Is Innocent

Veteran practitioners support Fran Keller's bid for freedom

News Daily, Feb. 20, 2013 7:00 AM

Majority of Texas Voters Favor State-Funded Family Planning

And disapprove of 2011 fam-plan budget cuts

News Daily, Feb. 19, 2013 3:48 PM

Bill of the Week: Just Say No

Bill would keep Planned Parenthood out of sex ed

News Daily, Feb. 17, 2013 3:39 PM

Pardo and Carrillo Guilty of Heroin Trafficking

After three days of testimony, a verdict

News Daily, Feb. 15, 2013 1:15 PM

Where's Your Evidence?

Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy

News Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Jovita's Trial Begins

The government seeks to demystify the alleged heroin-trafficking operation

News Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Man Who Functions at Third-Grade Level Sentenced to Die

Carl Blue was accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and setting her on fire; she died of her injuries

News Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Witness Says Pardo Taught Her to Cut Heroin

Huang says she cut six ounces per week for Pardo to sell

News Daily, Feb. 12, 2013 7:24 PM

Judge Declines to Unseal APD Documents Prior to Trial

Carter shooting case slated for July trial

News Daily, Feb. 12, 2013 5:42 PM

Trial Begins in Heroin-Trafficking Case

Was Jovita's a hub for drug dealing?

News Daily, Feb. 11, 2013 6:14 PM

Bill of the Week: Changing the Climate

Ellis hopes for a cooler future

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2013 10:38 AM

Bill of the Week

Building a Better Texas

News Column, Feb. 7, 2013

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas

Construction industry in need of legislative remodel

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2013 10:30 AM

New Coalition to Push for Women's Health

A group of heavy-hitters steps up to the plate

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

Judges Want to Overhaul Indigent Defense

County judges move to reform criminal defense practice

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

Swearingen Execution Stayed – Again

Judge rules to allow DNA testing

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2013 5:23 PM

1040? 10-4

Tax season starts today

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2013 4:10 PM

Death Watch: Last Minute Reprieve Sought for Condemned Woman

UPDATE: Judge postpones execution until April

News Daily, Jan. 29, 2013 1:50 PM

Solar Energy and a Fast Car

Big happenings this month at local animal shelters

News Daily, Jan. 28, 2013 3:33 PM

DA Says Swearingen DNA Motion is Stall Tactic

Offer for expedited testing is rejected

News Daily, Jan. 25, 2013 6:10 PM

Coalition to Advocate for Increased Family Planning Funding

Full funding will increase state savings

News Daily, Jan. 25, 2013 8:19 AM

Jesus, Take the Wheel: Texas Education Is a Mess of Biblical Proportions

Texas education is a mess of biblical proportions

News Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

Carter Shooting: Attorney Challenges Official Story

Family attorney challenges official version of Carter shooting

News Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

First Woman to Be Executed Since 2005

News Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

Bid to Reschedule Pot Denied by Federal Court

Pot-law reformers to seek rehearing

News Daily, Jan. 23, 2013 4:22 PM

Amado Pardo, Patriarch of Jovita's, Dead at 64

He would have faced federal drug charges in a February trial

News Daily, Jan. 23, 2013 11:21 AM

Roe Turns 40

And fight over legal abortion rages on

News Daily, Jan. 22, 2013 7:08 AM

Swearingen Seeks DNA Testing

Execution scheduled for late February

News Daily, Jan. 18, 2013 7:42 AM

Public School Bible Classes Run Afoul of Law

Classes violate state and federal provisions

News Daily, Jan. 17, 2013 6:19 AM

Jumping the Shark on Women's Health

For the sake of anti-abortion politics, the governor and the Legislature turned their backs on women's health care – with disastrous consequences. Is there any way to fix this mess?

News Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

Texas vs. Planned Parenthood

News Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

A 'Third Way' for Pot-Law Reform?

Marijuana Policy Project says 'No' to Kennedy proposal

News Daily, Jan. 15, 2013 3:14 PM

APD Officer Injured in Robbery-related Shootout

Officer sustained 'non-life threatening injuries'

News Daily, Jan. 14, 2013 4:21 PM

Appeal Filed for Fran Keller: The Oak Hill Daycare 'Ritual Abuse' Fiasco

Appeal cites outdated medical evidence and Brady violation

News Daily, Jan. 14, 2013 9:18 AM

Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction

Judge questions likelihood that provider will prevail in suit

News Daily, Jan. 11, 2013 4:41 PM

HHSC Says Texas Women's Health Program Just Fine Without Planned Parenthood

Report shows increase capacity after PP ban

News Daily, Jan. 8, 2013 6:07 PM

Supremes Reject Jimenez Appeal

Case moves back to federal district court

News Daily, Jan. 8, 2013 10:41 AM

CASA Looking for a Few Good Advocates

Non-profit aims to provide advocacy for 100% of children in need

News Daily, Jan. 7, 2013 2:57 PM

Bill of the Week: Human Traffickers Beware, Van de Putte Is Coming For You

Senator wants to protect children and nab traffickers

News Daily, Jan. 5, 2013 10:00 AM

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