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Jersey Lawmakers Become Drug-Law Reformers?
Garden State to change drug war landscape
"...leaves office, New Jersey lawmakers have approved two major drug policy reform issues that promise to change the drug..."

Jan. 12, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...Joycelyn – were rounded up and charged with felony drug offenses in connection with a six-month undercover drug sting,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Senate Mulls Med-Mari Defense
Bill would allow medical use claims in drug cases; mandatory sentencing slagged
"...medical necessity as an affirmative defense if tried on drug charges in federal court. Since marijuana is defined as..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Also, floating 'drug-free zones' proposed
"...bill that would eliminate the state's few remaining "rogue" drug task force operations and would provide for a portion..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

APD's Crack Crackdown
Operation C'Ya Later hits the Downtown streets
"...Austin's drug cops have had a busy couple of weeks busting..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Two Years, One Joint -- Yeah, Sure, That's Fair...
"...of pot to an undercover police officer using Massachusetts’ drug-free zone law, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of..."

March 23, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Operation Crackdown Convictions
"...crack cocaine. Seventeen were charged with delivery inside a Drug-Free Zone (near a school), which allowed the state to..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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"...Was the article by Mike Clark-Madison, "Tobacco-Free Triumph Goes Up in Smoke" [June 13], a news..."

June 27, 2003 Column

Weed Watch
The latest dispatches from the front line of America's war on drugs.
"...-- the advocates behind a number of November's failed drug-reform ballot initiatives -- filed a formal complaint with the..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Night at the Rio
Checking in and checking out the most infamous night spot in Austin.
"...to declare this place a funky, down, boomin' war zone of crack heads, whores, and people with bad teeth...."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

The Chain Drive and the Rumor Mill
A gay Austin institution holds its last hoorah, again and again.
"...double through the course of 1986, and the first drug to effectively manage the disease, a blunt instrument called..."

June 13, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...are more prone to self-destructive behaviors like depression, illegal drug use, and suicide." – Hmm, maybe because they're despised..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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"...Nonsmokers could walk 50 feet to Waterloo for a smoke-free breakfast...."

Jan. 13, 2006 Column

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"...the proposed AMD site, which is in the contributing zone, would be "in the Barton Springs Watershed." However, even..."

April 22, 2005 Column

Weed Watch
Stoner-culture icon in Austin Friday to read from his first book, penned straight from the pen
"...like he'd walked onto the set of The Twilight Zone. Ostensibly, he was there for sentencing on a charge..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pirate Utopia
The 0-2's "Temporary Autonomous Zone" for ATX rap
"..."The Temporary Autonomous Zone is utopian in the sense that it envisions an..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

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Everybody talk about: pop music, aquifer protection, police presence, even doggie do and doggie don't.
"...I realize they need to be outside and running free like the rest of us. But Old West Austin..."

May 18, 2001 Column

Pulp Fiction
Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies.
"...is another crime story, one in which guns and drugs and hitmen and dames are fixtures on the landscape...."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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Duke Still Had It
"...Department employees. The residents of Dawson are not anti-methadone, anti-drug treatment, or anti-helping out someone who's fallen on hard..."

May 14, 1999 Column

Naked City
"...• Freescale Semiconductor Inc. decided to keep its corporate headquarters in..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

When Good Food Goes Bad
"...the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and, in turn,..."

June 4, 1999 Food Feature by Mick Vann

B-Boy City Freestylin'
Roméo Navarro's freewheeling philosophy of dance has inspired a vibrant freestyle dance community in Austin for the past decade, and now his B-Boy City events, gathering 350-400 dancers from all over the South and Southwest and points beyond, are realizing a dream of freestylin' dancers on an even grander scale.
"...Roméo Navarro's freewheeling philosophy of dance has inspired a vibrant freestyle dance..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Arts Feature by Deborah Hay

Happenings
March 27-April 3
"...University, Fleck Hall Room 305, 3001 S. Congress, 464-8871. Free...."

March 28, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
"...the Point." Naked City• The city recently announced that free parking under City Hall – having morphed from best-..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...Dope Game was rough. I lost everything, including my freedom, serving time in a Texas penitentiary...."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

The 12th of Never
The dispute over one Eastside housing proposal reflects a larger Austin conflict
"...1401 E. 12th – within the city's Urban Renewal zone – and 1157 Salina, about a block farther east,..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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"...healthy part of our American democratic process and a free press? Thank you, and keep up the good work!..."

April 1, 2005 Column

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"...(including me) show up every Monday at talented Victrola's free Empanada Parlour gigs -- heartily disputing Hernandez's assertion that..."

March 8, 2002 Column

Day Labors - Night Falls
Austin's Day Labor Site Attracts Drugs, Criminals
"...or on whether APD believes the crime to be drug-related...."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
"...with the U.S. premiere of his madcap action comedy Free Fire. Filling out the trio is yet another Brit,..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

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