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Ninth Circuit orders Dr. Ramsey to file opening brief

THE U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has directed Dr. Gary Ramsey to file an opening brief regarding his appeal. Failing to do so may result in the dismissal of the case for failure to prosecute, the Ninth Circuit added.

US lawmakers introduce bipartisan resolution rejecting ‘racist and imperialist language’ in US Supreme Court insular cases

WASHINGTON D.C. (U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources) — On Friday, Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., introduced a bipartisan resolution with Reps. Gregorio Sablan, Ind-MP, Stacey Plaskett, D-USVI, Michael San Nicolas, D-Guam, and Jenniffer González-Colon, R-PR, rejecting the racist and imperialist language present in the U.S. Supreme Court decisions referred to as the Insular Cases. These cases were decided in the early 20th century and establish the relationship between the United States and its territories, rest on deeply offensive racial and cultural assumptions, and include such terms as “alien races” and “savage and restless people” when referring to the people living in U.S. territories.

Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility still under repair

THE Kagman Emergency Shelter Facility is still under repair, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said.

Community supports ukulele festival

(Marianas Ukulele Festival Association) — Due to the tremendous support from the local community and Korean ukulele performers, the Marianas Ukulele Festival, held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Marianas Business Plaza was a huge success.

CNMI government pays $2.2M in Typhoon Yutu OT pay

AS of last week, the CNMI government had paid about $2.2 million in overtime pay to the government’s frontline workers in the Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts, Finance Secretary David DLG Atalig said.

Rotary Club to raise funds on World Polio Day

ROTARY Club of Saipan president Marcia Ayuyu encourages Rotarians and other community members to support the World Polio Day fundraising drive on Thursday, Oct. 24.

New discovery may reveal Amelia Earhart’s fate

TARAWA (news.com.au/Pacnews) — Discovering Amelia Earhart’s fate may rest on two new clues.

Managaha boat trips remain suspended

TYPHOON Bualoi is no longer a threat to Saipan, but Managaha boat rides will remain suspended until the U.S. Coast Guard lifts Port Heavy Weather Condition ZULU.