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Thursday, July 24, 2014-6:42:29A.M.

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Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

SALEM (Reuters) — An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday.

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Empty Vessel Ministry summer program participants learn crafts from manamko’

MWAR-MAKING, coconut-leaf-weaving and bead-making are among the crafts school children participating in the Empty Vessel Ministry’s summer program have learned from the senior citizens of the Aging Office.

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US court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Obama’s healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

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NMI needs more tourism promotion, says chamber of commerce president

SAIPAN Chamber of Commerce president Alex Sablan says the CNMI should find more ways to boost tourist arrivals.

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Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council pays tribute to Victorino N. Igitol

THE Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council has honored the late civil servant Victorino Nekai Igitol for generously sharing his “time and resources” with the community.

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Tsunami workshop for private sector and government agencies

42 participants from the private sector and government agencies yesterday completed a two-day tsunami workshop at the Emergency Operation Center on Capital Hill.

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Law students provide voluntary clerkship service to judiciary

(Press Release) — Each year the CNMI judiciary invites law students from across the nation to serve as summer law clerks and experience firsthand the inner workings of the judiciary by assisting the justices and judges with research and writing.

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NMHC: 30 Rural Development home loans up for foreclosure

ABOUT 30 accounts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development home loan portfolio are up for foreclosure, Northern Marianas Housing Corp. corporate director Jesse Palacios said.

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