Volunteers from Northern Marianas Diving Operations Association, POI Aviation, and the Marianas Visitors Authority aid the Commonwealth Ports Authority in clearing trees and debris at Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport on Nov. 7, 2018. Closed to regular flights in late October following Super Typhoon Yutu, the airport resumed regular daytime operations yesterday, Nov. 15, 2018. (MVA)

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Daytime flights resume

The Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport resumed regular daytime flights yesterday and aims to resume regular nighttime flights this Tuesday, Nov. 20, according to Commonwealth Ports Authority executive director Christopher S. Tenorio. In a phone interview last night, Tenorio also disclosed that, with the help of volunteers from the tourism industry, CPA has already removed 80 percent of the debris at the airport. All of the Saipan airports jetways were, however, damaged during...

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Sports

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Business

Bank of Hawaii launches debit card fraud alerts

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Opinion

The integration of military service and personal study

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Letters to the Editor

A call for patience and understanding

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