PAINTED SKY: Painting the sky in vivid hues of russet, gold, and bronze, a glorious sunset makes a stunning backdrop for this prepositioned ship on the Saipan Lagoon yesterday. (Jayson Camacho)

HEADLINES

Power lines energized to airport, Kobler

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. reenergized yesterday the main lines to Kiya 1 and 2 yesterday, which run to the Saipan airport and Koblerville, according to acting CUC executive director John Riegel. This does not mean houses in the areas were powered—just the main lines, according to Riegel. He said this will allow in the days ahead for CUC to energize Isley Field, Obyan Well, Isley booster station, and Koblerville wells, which remain powered by generators at limited service hours. Right...

Featured Stories

Budget showdown today

Members of a bicameral committee will meet today to begin settling differences over a draft $145-million budget for fiscal year 2016. House of Representatives lawmakers will call the Senate’s budget unconstitutional, as they believe the $5.6 million that the Senate moved around...

FEMA: We’ll be here for at least 3 to 4 months

“We are in it for the long haul.” Federal Emergency Management Agency federal coordinating officer Stephen DeBlasio Sr. said this was the directive given them by FEMA administrator William Craig Fugate. DeBlasio said that FEMA will be on island for “at least” the next three to...

NMI gets $6M to help displaced workers

The U.S. Department of Labor has approved the CNMI government’s application for a $6-million grant that will be used to help workers who were displaced or made jobless by Typhoon Soudelor. The fund was awarded under the National Dislocated Worker Grant. “We are extremely pleased...

Sports

CNMI U19 team to AFC tourney named

Twenty-four players were named to the CNMI U19 National Team that will be competing in the AFC U19 Championship Bahrain 2016 Qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailand later this month. The list includes goalkeepers Christopher Aninzo and Joshua Galario, midfielders...

Business

Sheh Bertram joins Bank of Hawaii as Sr. executive VP, information officer

HONOLULU—Sheh Bertram will join Bank of Hawaii as senior executive vice president and chief information officer on Sept. 14. She will be responsible for all areas of information technology, including businesses application management, distributed system...

Opinion

‘We will be stronger than we were yesterday’

Yesterday was the start of National Preparedness Month throughout the United States. As recognized every September, it is a time when we can all take a moment to recognize those who help in keeping us safe during times of peril and disaster. It is also a...

Letters to the Editor

A litany of thanks and some words of advice

Several weeks have passed since Typhoon Soudelor brought destruction and our recovery has moved along, thanks to the assistance of many different groups. I would like to thank the Marines, Navy, and Army for moving essential equipment and personnel by air...