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THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed House Bill 22-74, which proposes to appropriate $103.3 million in local revenue for fiscal year 2022, which starts on Oct. 1, 2021.

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USA Fanter Corp. Ltd. has requested the federal court to appoint Clear Management Ltd. to administer, collect, or sell any casino gaming property in which defendant-judgment debtor Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC has an interest, and to do any other acts required to satisfy the jud…

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ATTORNEY Aaron Halegua has accused former Imperial Pacific International LLC chairwoman Cui Li Jie of intentionally obstructing and preventing the federal court from obtaining her Electronically Stored Information or ESI in the lawsuit of seven construction workers who have alleged labor vio…

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AFTER a 10-cent rollback last week, fuel prices went up by 15 cents on Tuesday.

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OFFICIALS from the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport conducted a site inspection of the CNMI last weekend and were impressed by the CNMI Covid-19 protocols, Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo said on Saturday.

(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — Two additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. This brings the CNMI’s total to 198 cases since March 28, 2020.

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FINDING that the attorneys for the plaintiff deliberately caused the disruption and delay in resolving a dispute over Tanapag real estate properties, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho denied Jiang Zheng Asset Management LLC’s request for a protective order.

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(CHCC) — The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has launched its latest resource for patients who receive care on Saipan: online bill payment for medical services. The upgrade is part of CHCC’s steps to modernize its processes and improve customer experience.

KOROR (Island Times/Pacnews) — The commander of the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific, Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, stressed Palau’s importance as an ally against entities that do not promote an open and free Indo-Pacific region.

(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages and the Grotto every week.

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(NMC) — Northern Marianas College employees will be participating in professional development activities on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.

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EFFECTIVE Tuesday, Aug. 3, the CNMI will implement on-arrival PCR screening tests for all inbound travelers based on the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Covid-19 Delta variant.

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BUREAU of Motor Vehicles Director Juana Deleon Guerrero is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee on Aug. 9, to testify in the ongoing investigation of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres' public expenditures.

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THE case of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found on the shoulder of a road in Marpi last week is still under investigation, Department of Public Safety spokesman Dre Pangelinan said on Monday.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham revealed on Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will be self-quarantining for 10 days.

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MELVIN Castro has refiled his lawsuit against the United States Army for rejecting his application for enlistment twice. He is now also suing the Army for slander and libel.

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(Office of the Governor) — Gov. Ralph DLG Torres on Monday said as a mark of solemn respect for the life and service of the late Honorable Ivan James Alafanso Blanco, representative of the 22nd Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature, the CNMI will hold a Commonwealth State Funeral on Thu…

(NMC) — Community members are reminded to attend Northern Marianas College’s free information session on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at NMC's Olympio T. Borja Library located in Building O. The info session will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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THE House of Representatives is expected to adopt today, Aug. 3, House Joint Resolution 22-9 to recognize and acknowledge the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Guam-CNMI State Committee and their volunteers.

(Press Release) — Tinian Rep. Patrick H. San Nicolas has introduced legislation that will prohibit deer hunting for up to two years on Tinian. House Local Bill 22-20 ensures that ample supply of food sources will be protected for current and future generations.

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(Press Release) — The Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council is inviting community members to attend a village townhall meeting in the cafeteria of GTC Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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THE two overdue mariners who were rescued 65 miles northwest of Rota on Friday entered the CNMI as tourists in 2019 and have been overstaying since then, a source in the federal government told Variety.

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GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres on Friday expressed support for a fellow Republican, Rep. Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero, who is running for Saipan mayor, saying: “I'll be there for you every step of the way.”

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THE House of Representatives will pass on Tuesday House Bill 22-74, which proposes to appropriate $103.3 million in local revenue for fiscal year 2022.

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AS of Sunday, the Department of Public Safety had no update on its investigation into the death of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found on the shoulder of a road north of the former Kan Pacific swimming pool in Marpi at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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Two of the eight interns of the Public School System-Career and Technical Education Construction Boot Camp  at the Department of Public Works pose for a photo with education officials: Board of Education Chairman Andrew L. Orsini, Vice Chairman Herman Atalig, Commissioner of Education Dr. Al…

(Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.) — Six additional individuals have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. This brings our CNMI total to 196 cases since March 28, 2020.

MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries' defense ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila.