Marianas Variety

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Hot pepper of the islands

HOT peppers are popular in the islands.

Guam coffee shop brews kindness

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A locally owned coffee shop is inspiring kindness by encouraging its patrons to pay it forward. Brewed Awakenings in Harmon opened its doors in October 2014, giving patrons a cup of joe or a snack to start their day.

Local advocates lament US high court decision on students with disabilities

(Press Release) — In what disability rights advocates are saying is “the most significant special-education issue to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in three decades,” Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District involves a dispute over the level of education that public schools must provide to millions of children with disabilities in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Bill to prohibit use of cell phones by drivers

HOUSE Minority Leader Edmund Villagomez will introduce House Bill 20-8, which proposes to prohibit the use of cell phones when driving a vehicle.

MVA organizes Japan travel agents ‘fam’ tour

(MVA) — As part of its continued marketing in Japan, the Marianas Visitors Authority hosted eight travel agents from Osaka and Nagoya and a representative of United Airlines on a familiarization or fam tour in Saipan on Jan. 11-14, 2017.

Guam minimum-wage bill vetoed

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Gov. Eddie Calvo has vetoed bipartisan legislation that would have raised Guam’s minimum wage by 95 cents to $9.20 in May.

New NPS deputy regional director

SAN FRANCISCO (Press Release) — Katariina Tuovinen has been named deputy regional director for the National Park Service in the Pacific West Region.

Students volunteer for CHCC workplace wellness program

MEMBERS of Christian Academy’s National Honor Society, the 670 Sonics basketball team and Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation employee association members volunteered for the CHCC community garden workplace wellness program, and playground project on Jan. 14, 2017.