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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.

New discovery may reveal Amelia Earhart’s fate

TARAWA ( — Discovering Amelia Earhart’s fate may rest on two new clues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DFEMS TETRIS team activated before and after Typhoon Bualoi

TWENTY Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel were activated for the Temporary Emergency Tent and Roofing Installation Support or TETRIS team before and after Typhoon Bualoi.

US court grants in part, denies in part motion to dismiss discrimination lawsuit against IPI

IMPERIAL Pacific International’s motion to dismiss the discrimination lawsuit filed by Joshua Gray against IPI was granted in part and denied in part by District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona.

Confidential settlement agreement reached in lawsuit against bank

THE parties in a lawsuit filed by a woman who sued Bank of Hawaii for not honoring her cashier’s check worth $290,000 have reached a confidential settlement agreement.

PSS resumes classes Wednesday; CHCC returns to normal operations

PUBLIC school classes will resume today, Wednesday, while the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. returned to normal operations on Tuesday.