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Charissa Koh

Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty-fighting and criminal justice. She resides with her family in Atlanta.

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Articles by Charissa Koh
A Native American tribe asks some residents to leave

A Native American tribe asks some residents to leave

Federal officials are investigating the Nooksack tribe for potential civil rights violations

Immigration turmoil, police refunding, and drug decriminalization were top issues in 2021

Affordable housing might be harder to come by post-pandemic

Walking side by side through life


The Biden administration makes confusing changes to immigration policy

Organized theft is pummeling California retailers, and some blame the state’s policies

Oregon decriminalized hard drugs last year, but so far the state’s alternative enforcement measures are showing disappointing results

Some worry the move would further incentivize illegal crossings

Cities are boosting police funding to counter a crime wave, but that may not be enough to solve the problem

Democrats and Republicans in Congress failed to compromise on police reform legislation, but local-level changes may have better success