FRIDAY’S story, “95% of NMI Students up to Date With Required Vaccinations, Says Health Official,” should have stated that the coverage rate increased by 62 percent — from 33 percent to 95 percent.
I WAS only ten minutes from being at the Loraine Motel when Dr. King was killed and having marched with Dr. King and being at the Mason Temple when Dr. King made his last speech, I was wondering why was Dr. King was crying as he finished his speech.
THE local Supreme Court’s slip opinion regarding the annual funding of the Public School System may affect the fiscal year 2020 budget law, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ivan Blanco said.
BRIAN Natividad and Leo Galarse sizzled with 28 and 25 points respectively to lead Saipan Vegas to an 88-76 win over AK Toyota in the Open Division of the UFO-IT&E Basketball League at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym on Sunday.
I HAVE lived in Saipan for most of my life and have been seeing advertisements linking cigarette smoking with pictures of sexy ladies on their posters and banners.
ROCBALL teams Power-Up and the Strykers will square off in a best-of-five games for the 2020 championship.
CUSTOMS Director Jose Mafnas on Tuesday said crystal meth from Guam is being transported to Saipan through Rota.
THE version of Around the Islands first commissioned by Marianas Variety in February of 2019 would be hardly recognizable to any AI Facebook follower today; the initial podcast project was meant to be the newspaper’s first cautious toe-dip into the world of audio-visual content, the emphasis being on the “audio” aspect, though short video clips were to be produced to accompany and advertise the recorded interviews that made up each episode.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Democrats in the U.S. Congress and some of the party’s presidential contenders warned on Tuesday about escalating conflict in the Middle East after Iran launched a retaliatory missile strike against U.S. forces in Iraq.
OLD Iskool went ballistic on Sunday, bombarding Islander Rent-A-Car with three-pointers to notch another win in the Masters Division of the UFO-IT&E Basketball League at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.
CAUSE & Effect is a true phenomenon in the realm of the physical world and almost in every aspect of life on planet earth.
FORMER Precinct 1 Rep. Gregorio Vicente Muna Sablan Jr. has been charged with two counts of violating financial interest disclosure requirements and two counts of misconduct in public office.
JAMES Carew Rosapepe was born on May 20, 1951, in Rome, Italy.
NICOLAS A. Songsong was arrested by the Department of Public Safety on Rota after he fired guns at his house while he was “very intoxicated.”
IS Iceland on the global-warming front line?
SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan on Tuesday dismissed the case against two men accused of debit/credit card misuse.
COMMONWEALTH Utilities Corp. Executive Director Gary Camacho on Tuesday said CUC’s chief engineer for water and wastewater did not resign contrary to what was reported on Monday.
A NEWS commentator once observed that “any half-dozen economists will normally come up with about six different policy descriptions.”
THE Senate Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations is moving forward with the confirmation of one of two nominees to the Northern Marianas Technical Institute board of trustees, the committee chairman, Sen. Frank Q. Cruz, said.
WHEN President Trump declared a state of “American carnage” in his 2017 Inaugural Address, Democrats denounced its dark vision and pessimism. Three years later Democrats appear to be converts, or at least that’s how it sounded in last week’s presidential debate.
MISTER Wayne Pacelle of the Animal Wellness Foundation has been making assertions about cockfighting on Guam and I felt compelled to open the discussion to others like me that feel differently than the statistics and feelings towards cockfighting that he has been providing to the media.
(DPS) — On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at about 4:15 a.m., the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a theft complaint at a 24-hour business establishment in Garapan. The caller added that suspect was still inside the establishment. Police were dispatched to the scene.
(DPS) — On Jan. 10, and 12, 2020, the Department of Public Safety received separate reports of two attempted kidnapping incidents in Dandan. Police were dispatched to the scene and met with the callers.
ELEVEN schools and over 200 students participated in the Primary Grade Forensic Conference or PGFC, according to Western Pacific-Asia Regional chairman Harold Easton.
SAIPAN Southern High School now has 45 National Honor Society members.
SENATE Vice President Jude U. Hofschneider has pre-filed Senate Bill 21-51, which would require the Marianas Visitors Authority to remit on a monthly basis 2 percent or $300,000 from the MVA Trust Fund to each of the municipalities.
THE volunteers of PDM Promoters on Monday conducted their first monthly cleanup program of the year in the Paseo de Marianas area in Garapan.
(Press Release) — The Bank of Guam board of directors, management and staff are pleased to announce the following promotions:
THE wildfires that have raged in Australia for over two months have been an epic disaster for that country. Since Australia is a major neighbor out here in the Pacific, we all feel the impact of a catastrophe so close to home. Many of us have stayed on top of the story by following news broadcasts and contacting friends and family in that country.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) —Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren marched arm-in-arm on Monday, as a group of often feuding presidential candidates set aside their differences long enough to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal.
MARIANAS Bulletin or MB was a mimeographed newsletter published weekly by the Trust Territory’s District Administration office on Saipan. Administered by the U.S. (specifically its Navy, and then the Interior Department), the TT consisted of six districts — the Northern Marianas, the Marshalls, Palau, Ponape (Pohnpei), Truk (Chuuk) and Yap. Its capital was Saipan.
‘A’ for effort, but no to any tax hike
AT long last, someone has publicly proposed specific measures that would provide the Public School System with the additional funding its officials say it needs (so they can afford the pay hikes they implemented in FY 2018).
IT is your prerogative, of course, to stand behind the governor and any other politician you please — no matter the criticism, no matter the evidence, and even regardless of public opinion. Name-calling against people who hold views you don’t like seems unnecessary and uncivil, to say the least — but that, too, is your prerogative.