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SEVENTY-THREE students graduated from the Northern Marianas Technical Institute, marking the first commencement ceremony since NMTech became a government entity in 2019.

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CNMI Office of Veterans Affairs Executive Officer Marie Salas-Igitol on Tuesday shared with the members and officers of Rotary Club of Saipan her aspirations for local veterans and their families.

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(NMC) — Marianne Sembrano, a graduate of Northern Marianas College’s nursing class of 2022, recently passed the challenging National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses or NCLEX-RN.

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(CUC) — The  Commonwealth  Utilities Corporation has been notified by Mobil Oil Mariana Islands Inc. that there has been a decrease in the average international fuel oil prices which will affect the Fuel Adjustment Charge or FAC.  As a result, the current FAC rate will be reduced by $.01875 …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved.

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(JKPL) — The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2022 to Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 for staff professional development and for repair of its central air-conditioning ducting system. Library operations will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. No late fees will be accrue…

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(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock as part of the regularly scheduled sampling.  None of the samples collected this week contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did…

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kimberly Hofschneider of Tinian was last week’s Joint Region Marianas "rock star" and hometown hero for her work as the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command liaison officer in the CNMI.

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Rep. Edwin Propst listens to former Gov. Benigno R. Fitial during a press conference conducted by Gov.-elect Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Gov-elect David M. Apatang with Reps. Tina Sablan Leila Staffler at the AD headquarters in Garapan on Monday.

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THE Marianas Institute of Filipino Certified Public Accountants and Accountants or MIFICPA recently conducted a training session on essential Microsoft Excel skills for accountants.

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) — People in China's southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou clashed with white hazmat-suited riot police on Tuesday night, videos on social media showed, as frustration with stringent Covid-19 rules three years into the pandemic boiled over.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared poised to make it tougher to prosecute political corruption cases as they signaled sympathy toward appeals by an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a businessman of bribery and fraud convictions.

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(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's recreational western beaches and storm drainages every week as part of a regularly scheduled sampling program. None of the samples collected from Saipan’s west beaches contained excessive …

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HONOLULU (Press Release) — Elemental Excelerator, a leading non-profit investor focused on scaling climate solutions and social impact for all communities, has been selected as the Hawaii/Pacific Island Regional Partner for the Department of Energy’s EnergyTech University Prize or EnergyTech…

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THE incoming Independent administration's transition committee, which will include the former Democratic gubernatorial tandem of Reps. Tina Sablan and Leila Staffler, will “open the books,” Gov.-elect Arnold I. Palacios said at a press conference on Monday, referring to the government’s fina…

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LIEUTENANT Gov.-elect and Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang on Monday led the unveiling of new street names in Obyan in honor of the late Associate Justice Ramon Garrido Villagomez and Pacific scouting coordinator for the CNMI Calistro Iguel Reyes.

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THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s CNMI Cancer and Associated Risks Early Screening, or CARES, Project is the bronze winner of the American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management.

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(MVA) —  The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold its semi-annual general membership meeting on Dec. 7, 2022, at Pacific Islands Club Saipan at 10 a.m.  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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(CNMI Department of Labor) — From Nov. 15 to 16, 2022, CNMI Labor officials attended a two-day State Administrator’s Meeting with key officials from the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration or ETA in San Francisco, California.

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(Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) — There will be a scheduled water service interruption on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for customers in Kagman.   Customers will experience low water pressure to no water in the affected areas.        

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THE Department of Finance – Division of Revenue and Taxation office would like to inform the general public that its office will be closed on  Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 for staff professional development.

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THE Independent tandem of Gov. Arnold I. Palacios and running mate Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang defeated the Republican team of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Senate Floor Leader Vinnie F. Sablan in the gubernatorial runoff election on Friday.

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“DAVE and I want to say this: This is not about us, this is not just our victory. This is your victory. This is the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands people's victory!”

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IMPERIAL Pacific International Holdings Ltd., the parent company of IPI (CNMI) LLC, said it fully cooperated with the Federal Bureau Investigation, which conducted a search of IPI offices on Nov. 7. 2019.

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PING Shun Corporation and Imperial Pacific International LLC., in a joint motion, have asked the federal court to dismiss with prejudice Ping Shun’s lawsuit over IPI’s nonpayment of food and spa services.

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) — Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China's stringent Covid restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire in the country's far west.

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A YAPESE who recently graduated with her MA in Environmental Studies was one of the top academic students who represented Sophia University’s Graduate School of Environmental Studies at the recent main graduation ceremonies in Tokyo. Darla Yatilman, whose family is Yapese but was raised on P…