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Karina Brown

Karina Brown

Karina Brown has covered justice issues in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. She writes about climate, tribal sovereignty, policing and other legal issues. She is based in Portland.

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Latest Articles by Karina Brown

Oregon public defender crisis spurs lawsuit

State prosecutors file charges in three times as many cases as Oregon can provide a public defender for, according to a study by the American Bar Association.

Interior Department releases damning report on federal Indian boarding schools

The report describes how the schools used “systematic militarized and identity-alteration methodologies to attempt to assimilate American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children.”

Klamath Tribes sue feds over endangered sucker fish

The Klamath Tribes say the fish are “existentially important” to their culture, and claim the Endangered Species Act requires the government to prioritize their survival over irrigation during extreme drought.