Arianna Skibell

Arianna Skibell

Arianna Skibell is a Washington-based correspondent for States Newsroom.

Health care workers using expired gear during pandemic and ‘hoping for the best’ 

By: - March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — States are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice: Use them anyway. The shortage of vital medical supplies, such as masks and ventilators, in the face of COVID-19 has led public health officials to advise hospital workers to reuse personal protective equipment […]

‘It’s a real loss for survivors’: Domestic violence law stalled in U.S. Senate.

By: - January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law — first passed in 1994 to protect victims of domestic crimes — funds programs like rape crisis centers, shelters and legal services to victims of domestic abuse.  But after several […]