DELEGATE DEBATE-Incumbent Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) and his challenger in the November election, Rep. Angel Demapan (R-Saipan), face off in a debate hosted by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Marianas College last night at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. The Gubernatorial Debate featuring incumbent Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and his challenger, former governor Juan N. Babauta, is slated for the following Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (DONNA LIWAG RIVERA)

HEADLINES

BREAKING NEWS: NMI legalizes pot

The CNMI became the first U.S. jurisdiction to legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana after Gov. Ralph DLG Torres enacted today House Bill 20-178 that would authorize the regulation and control of cannabis use in the Commonwealth. The new law would allow adults who are over-21 years old to possess small amounts of marijuana (one ounce), marijuana infused products (16 ounces in solid form and 72 ounces in liquid form), and marijuana extracts (five grams). H.B. 20-178 is now...
Posted On Sep 21 2018

Featured Stories

Tropical Storm Condition 3 maintained

Tropical Depression 28W continues moving north-northwest. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Rota, Tinian, and Saipan.   That means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 12 to 24 hours, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more.   Based...

Tropical Storm Condition 3

The National Weather Service, Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a tropical storm watch for the islands of Rota, Tinian and Saipan.   That means tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 12 to 24 hours including damaging winds of 39 mph.   As of 7am,...

Trump asked for 2nd ‘disaster declaration’

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres has sent a second letter to the White House, asking President Trump to declare a major disaster for the CNMI following the onslaught brought by Typhoon Mangkhut last week. The letter was coursed through federal coordinating officer Willie Nunn of the Federal...
Posted On Sep 21 2018

Other Local News

Kilili blocks $700 CW fee increase

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) has blocked a Trump administration move to charge a new fee for Commonwealth-Only Transitional Worker permits. Working behind the scenes over the last several weeks, as the House and Senate negotiated the fiscal year...

Sports

Over 6K sign petition to save pool

More than 6,000 individuals have signed the online petition calling for the continued operation of the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool. As of 7pm yesterday, 6,450 have supported the campaign that urges the government to take actions that would prevent the...

Business

Hyatt to celebrate Korean Thanksgiving

Hyatt Regency Saipan is celebrating Korea’s traditional Thanksgiving called the Chuseok Festival. This brings loved ones together to share a meal from recipes that have been handed down through generations, to give thanks for a bountiful year, and to...
Posted On Sep 19 2018

Opinion

More adventures in SOHO

It’s time for another installment in the adventures of the Small Office Home Office, or SOHO, lifestyle. The first item can be called Never Do Anything Until You’ve Had Your Morning Coffee. It could also be called How To Accidentally Destroy Your Own...

Letters to the Editor

‘Lawsuit vs Xtra Airways will proceed’

It had previously been reported that the $50-million lawsuit filed against Xtra Airways will not be pursued by the plaintiffs. This is not correct nor accurate. The previously filed lawsuit has been dismissed temporarily for procedural reasons and the...