Marianas Variety

Wednesday, April 23, 2014-10:17:53P.M.

Last updateThu, 24 Apr 2014 12am



High court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities.

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Japan offers three full scholarships to NMI students

THE Japanese government is offering three full scholarships to CNMI students, Japan Consul Hitoshi Kikuchi announced yesterday.

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Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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Bank of Guam joins sponsors of 33rd Flame Tree Arts Festival

BANK of Guam is one of the corporate sponsors of the 33rd Flame Tree Arts Festival which will be held at the Civic Center Park in Susupe starting tomorrow night and all through Sunday evening.

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PDM volunteers collect 820 lbs of trash in Garapan cleanup

TIGHT schedules did not deter the volunteers of PDM Promoters Inc. from conducting their regular cleanup activities in the Garapan tourist district this month.

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McDonald’s named major sponsor of cancer march

McDONALD’S Saipan has been named one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Marianas March Against Cancer, the signature fundraiser of the Commonwealth Cancer Association that will be held at Hopwood Junior High School in Chalan Piao on May 2-3.

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Candice Aldan of Northern Marianas International School wins first prize in forensic competition

(Press Release) — Candice C. Aldan, an 8th grader at Northern Marianas International School, won 1st place in Original Oratory during the National Junior Forensic League Regional Competition at Hopwood Junior High School on April 12, 2014.

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Sabalu Market moves to Garapan Fishing Base on Saturday

THE Saipan Sabalu Farmers Market Association will hold its regular Saturday market at the Garapan Fishing Base.

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