Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, left, delivers his opening remarks while former governor Juan N. Babauta listens in last night’s hourlong CNMI Gubernatorial Debate at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. (Jon Perez)

HEADLINES

It came down to track records

Sparks flew last night as Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and challenger Juan N. Babauta squared off in a gubernatorial debate last night at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. Families, friends, and supporters of both candidates either watched the event live at the Multi-Purpose Center or online through the Facebook page of the Northern Marianas College. In an event moderated by Lannie Walker of the KSPN TV station, both candidates responded to questions on topics that ranged from the...
Posted On Sep 26 2018

Featured Stories

Boat charter to get 14 early votes: $26K to $27K

The Commonwealth Election Commission is preparing to spend $26,000 to $27,000 to charter a boat to deliver ballots for early voting for the Nov. 6 general election of 14 voters on the Northern Islands. The CEC doesn’t know if additional registered voters will stay on the Northern...

5 Mariana crows to be released Friday

Due to damaged vegetation wrought by Typhoon Mangkhut on Rota, the CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife has re-scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, the first-ever release into the wild of five reared Mariana crows, which is the most critically endangered crow in the world. DFW...

Fulfilling a promise

Task Force Dagger Foundation was recently on Saipan, looking for fallen World War II airplanes in the waters around the Marianas with the hope of retrieving artifacts that might help them identify the pilots and crewmembers. “Task Force Dagger is composed of a group of...
Posted On Sep 26 2018

Other Local News

Federal grant funds seen to cut power costs

After three years, a federally funded project that will lower the cost of electricity for 82 households in Koblerville and Garapan received its final inspection last Thursday. The houses are the property of the Northern Marianas Housing Corp. Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan...

Sports

SSHS, SIS in battle royale

Saipan Southern High School and Saipan International School engaged in a slugfest and ended up splitting their double-header in the girls high school division of the 2018-2019 PSS Interscholastic Volleyball League yesterday at the Marianas High School...

Business

United introduces ‘Better Boarding’

United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated better boarding process gives customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a less...

Opinion

Inipus silensiu

Sige man-afaisen haf` na mampus silensiu i tanu`. Inipus katma maseha manu na soñgsuñg. Ni un` hagun troñku kalalamten. Silensiu! I asuntu pot pinadesin baratun suetdu ni pumalolopu` manadan familia guine. Estague` mina mampus silensiu i tanu` punta pot...

Letters to the Editor

Something is fishy with Zinke

During Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recent trip to America Samoa, a brief discussion occurred around the fate of the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. Zinke was caught on tape saying, “The President has made a commitment and he accepted the...
Posted On Sep 26 2018