Marianas Variety

Thursday, October 2, 2014-8:28:39A.M.

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New York mayor orders higher minimum wage for thousands in city

NEW YORK (Reuters) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday to raise the minimum hourly wage by more than a dollar to $13.13 for potentially thousands of people working in the city.

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First Friday Films invites you to witness the ‘Birth of an Ocean’

(Press Release) — First Friday Films will be showing a new episode of the series “One Ocean.” entitled “Birth of an Ocean.” The film will be shown for free on Friday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the American Memorial Park theatre.

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White House moves to deal with child migrant issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The White House announced its intention on Tuesday to establish refugee processing in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to try to deter unaccompanied children from resorting to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on their own.

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Technologically advanced oceanographic collaborations onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor

(Press Release) — The Asia Pacific Academy of Sciences, Science Education, and Environmental Management or APASEEM — based on Saipan — is pleased to co-host a public event focused upon the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s science program including work in the Mariana Trench this coming Monday, Oct. 6, at Saipan’s American Memorial Park auditorium, from 6:30 to 8 p.m..

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Marianas native returns as a Marine

ECHO FIELD, TINIAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — Lance Cpl. Edward Manibusan Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. He enjoyed growing up on the peaceful paradise, but he always wanted more.

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FY 2015 limit set for CNMI-only transitional workers

WASHINGTON (Press Release) — The Department of Homeland Security will allow up to 13,999 nonimmigrants for fiscal year 2015 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker or CW-1 program. DHS published the notice in today’s Federal Register.

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Swift Air seeks summary judgment in Saipan Air lawsuit

SWIFT Air executives are asking the federal court to grant their motion for summary judgment.

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Malasarte, Rayphand are newest Rotarians

TWO new members were inducted to the Saipan Rotary Club during its regular meeting at the Hyatt on Tuesday.

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