House Clerk Linda Muña approaches House floor leader pro tem Rep. Ralph Yumul (R-Saipan) for a clarification during the House session last Tuesday afternoon. (ERWIN ENCINARES)

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BREAKING NEWS: Typhoon on track to pass CNMI late Monday

Tropical Storm 22W is now a tropical storm. A typhoon watch remains in effect for Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible Monday, and typhoon force winds of 74 mph or greater are possible Monday night or Tuesday morning. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Guam. Damaging winds of 39 mph or higher are possible Monday or Monday night. Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency...

Featured Stories

Rota official pleads guilty, gets suspended sentence

Dexter Peter Taitano Apatang, resident director of the Rota Department of Labor, has pleaded guilty and was slapped with a one-year prison term sentence, all suspended, for attending a Republican rally in Guam in June 2018 in the guise of a legitimate government trip. The hearing...

Govt settles police brutality lawsuit

The CNMI government has agreed to settle the police brutality lawsuit filed by a then-ex-convict whose beating by a police officer after a car chase in 2016 was caught on video. In an order Tuesday, U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona dismissed Vincent...

House OKs new funding source for NMI Museum

The House has unanimously passed legislation that would create a new funding source for the CNMI Museum. The House passed vice speaker Rep. Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero’s (R-Saipan) House Bill 21-52 during their session on Capitol Hill last Tuesday. The bill was passed without...

Other Local News

Wanted: Michael Jordan Palacios Cabrera

The CNMI Department of Public Safety is seeking the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Michael Jordan Palacios Cabrera. DPS considers him armed and dangerous. In a press release yesterday, DPS said there is an active arrest warrant against Cabrera for burglary an...

Sports

Tsingtao reaches finale

Tsingtao Boyz outlasted Pardz Ballers in overtime, 102-98, to take the first finals seat in the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League last Wednesday at the Civic Center Court. Tsingtao pulled off the victory in extra time despite lagging behind...

Business

Fiesta Guam to become Crowne Plaza in 2021

TanHoldings has signed a hotel management agreement with InterContinental Hotel Group to manage Fiesta Resort Guam. From Oct. 15, 2019, the hotel will become part of the IHG system.   A multi-million- dollar refurbishment plan is also in place to...

Opinion

Fiscal storms ahead

The headline says CHCC owes CUC some $31 million. Ooops! Unsettling, given bad tidings of the economy taking heavy descent or drop. The implication is simple: far less money in the coffers. Be that as it may, increase or decrease in revenue generation is...

Letters to the Editor

WAO thanks donors, volunteers, and partners

The Women’s Affairs Office under the Office of the Governor extends its gratitude and appreciation to the numerous donors, volunteers, partners and exhibitors for taking part in the CNMI’s first Dress for Success event in early September. Shirley...