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Interior announces $3.4M in energy grants for territories

WHITEFISH, MT (U.S. Department of the Interior) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke informed American Samoa Gov. Lolo Moliga, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph Torres that he has approved a total of $3,489,427 in energy grants for their respective territories.

Performances, demonstrations only on review stand not on Liberation parade route

THE Liberation parade committee on Wednesday said it will only allow demonstrations and performances by participants on the review stand.

Interior secretary applauds nomination of Domenech as assistant secretary for insular areas

WASHINGTON (U.S. Department of the Interior) — President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Interior Department veteran Douglas William Domenech as assistant secretary of the Interior for insular areas.

US seeks bank records in Bangladesh

THE U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs is seeking the help of Bangladesh to obtain bank records of one of the six defendants in a Saipan labor contracting scheme.

Red flag at 3 Saipan sites

(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality said samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria or enterococci that exceeded CNMI marine water quality standards.

Prosecution, defense rest case in Rota sexual-abuse trial; judge denies motion to dismiss

CHIEF prosecutor Michele Harris and Assistant Attorney General Teri Tenorio rested their case on Wednesday in the jury trial of former Rota Police Officer Melvin M. Manglona.

Liberation festivities extended until July 8

THE 2017 Liberation Committee on Wednesday decided to extend this year’s celebration until July 8, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang said.

Judiciary needs more funding

THE judiciary is requesting a fiscal year 2018 budget of $8 million for its operations, the newly established Drug Court, the hiring of additional staff and building improvements.