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Rosanne Skirble

Rosanne Skirble is a freelance writer who lives in Silver Spring. After college she taught Spanish and English as a foreign language in high schools and colleges, then switched to radio — and later television — broadcasting at Voice of America, where she spent more than three decades, largely as an environmental reporter. These days, when she’s not writing for local media, she teaches an advanced Spanish course at Montgomery College.

While the legislation largely targets low-income communities, its impact would reach beyond those underserved neighborhoods.

Corliss Billips has lived in Baltimore near Morgan State University for 48 years. It’s where she’s owned her home, raised three children, and recently…

As the Latino community grows in Maryland, women leaders from the community are rising to positions of power, organizing change and making a path…

Maryland’s nearly 900,000 public school students will soon be heading back to school. Over the summer, teachers in every jurisdiction have taken courses to…

Sometimes it’s too hot for Manrique Ramos to work. July is expected to be the hottest single month in the record books, according to…

Honeybee losses are at record highs across the nation, with Maryland beekeepers reporting a 55% winter loss in 2021, the second highest in the…

Young people are emerging as advocates in the crisis of youth homelessness in Maryland. In Prince George’s, Baltimore, Frederick and Howard Counties, those efforts…

Democrats in the General Assembly like Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (D-Montgomery) see the new session ripe with legislative opportunity. “We have a super majority in…

The new law prioritizes pockets of poverty, giving schools services they need to thrive.

Maryland ranks second in election integrity across the U.S., according to the Democracy Initiative Education Fund, a coalition of 75 civil rights, environmental and civic organizations.