Charissa Koh

Charissa is a reporter for WORLD based in Austin, Texas. Follow Charissa on Twitter @CharissaKoh.

In worlds away

Children’s Books | Teen fantasy from Christian publishers 
by Charissa Koh
Posted 2/14/19, 03:08 pm

King’s War

Jill Williamson

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From middle school to prison?

Compassion | A murder charge against a 12-year-old in Texas puts juvenile justice in the spotlight
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/30/19, 02:19 pm

Authorities in a small Texas town near San Antonio charged a 12-year-old boy with capital murder this week, raising questions about the best approach to juvenile justice.

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Placing blame for the opioid crisis

Compassion | Massachusetts goes after the owners of a pharmaceutical company
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/23/19, 05:57 pm

Last week a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts against the makers of the painkiller OxyContin threw an unwanted spotlight on the company’s owners, who belong to one of the richest families in the United States. Purdue Pharma has already paid tens of millions in settlements to state and federal governments for deceptive business practices that put patients at risk, but the state of Massachusetts is the first to try to hold the company’s owners, the Sackler family, personally accountable in court.

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