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CNMI's gubernatorial runoff election will soon be decided
CNMI's gubernatorial runoff election will soon be decided

Over in the CNMI, Decision 2022 is coming to a close as runoff election day ends and polls close tonight at 7pm. Gubernatorial runoff election day has finally arrived, and supporters for the Independents Palacios-Apatang and Republicans Torres-Sablan are

NMI culinary students prepare holiday meal for shelter
NMI culinary students prepare holiday meal for shelter

Culinary students from the CNMI’s training school woke up early to put together a Thanksgiving meal for the women’s and children shelter on Saipan. It’s a timely reminder amid the holiday rush. Ben Babauta, Marketing Director, NMTech, sa

Thomas Manglona
Subpoenas issued for CNMI's BOOST program
Subpoenas issued for CNMI's BOOST program

Over in the CNMI, House lawmakers issuing two sets of subpoenas for those involved in the islands' "BOOST" program meant to assist local businesses and non-profits. But some say its boost to campaigns ahead of the runoff election Friday. Rep. Tina Sablan

Thomas Manglona
Saipan breaks ground for new commuter terminal
Saipan breaks ground for new commuter terminal

The island of Saipan officially broke ground on its new commuter terminal after it was destroyed by Typhoon Yutu in 2018. The project has taken some time because the airport is not self-insured and they do not qualify for FEMA funds, so they made a claim

Thomas Manglona
CNMI's GOP gubernatorial candidates vote early
CNMI's GOP gubernatorial candidates vote early

Over in the CNMI, the next governor and Lt. governor will be known on Nov. 25 -- runoff election day. The Republican team met with KUAM News after they voted early. The Republican party standing proud and loud behind their gubernatorial ticket as candidat

Thomas Manglona
Crowds vote early in CNMI gubernatorial runoff
Crowds vote early in CNMI gubernatorial runoff

Over in the CNMI its round two for early voting and day one for residents to cast their ballots for the gubernatorial runoff election. Regional correspondent Thomas Manglona reports. PKG Early voters are crowding the polling site on Saipan on day one of b

Thomas Manglona
Independent gubernatorial team can't submit roster of poll workers in CNMI
Independent gubernatorial team can't submit roster of poll workers in CNMI

In regional politics, the Independent Palacios-Apatang gubernatorial ticket will not be allowed to submit their own list of poll workers for the runoff election. The Commonwealth Election Commission notified the Independent team of the board's decision, c

Thomas Manglona
CNMI's Republican gubernatorial team wants a debate
CNMI's Republican gubernatorial team wants a debate

A gubernatorial debate under oath? That's the proposal by the independent Palacios-Apatang ticket. Republicans Torres-Sablan say game on. But the Saipan Chamber of Commerce says not too fast. Regional correspondent Thomas Manglona has the details. In the

Thomas Manglona
Edith Deleon Guerrero will seek CNMI Senate presidency
Edith Deleon Guerrero will seek CNMI Senate presidency

There will be a battle for the CNMI Senate presidency. KUAM News has confirmed that Sen. Edith Deleon Guerrero will be seeking that seat while fellow Democrat Senator-Elect Celina Babauta has also expressed her interest in the role. Independents and Democ

Thomas Manglona
CNMI VA executive officer resigns
CNMI VA executive officer resigns

CNMI Gov. Ralph Torres thanks local Veterans Affairs executive officer Stanley Iakopo for his service to the country and Commonwealth after receiving his letter of resignation. It's unclear when Iakopo submitted his letter and why he resigned. KUAM has re

Thomas Manglona
Saipan welcomes visiting USS Jackson
Saipan welcomes visiting USS Jackson

Over on Saipan, the USS Jackson docked on Saipan for ten days of maintenance and shore liberty. Acting Gov. Jude Hofschneider greeted the crew and sailors earlier this week and met with Commander Brian Bungay. The commander led local officials on a tour o

Thomas Manglona
Bonus for CNMI retirees delayed as funding sought
Bonus for CNMI retirees delayed as funding sought

The CNMI legislature’s disagreement has delayed the bonus for the region’s retirees for months. In a recent house session, lawmakers passed House Bill 22-95 offering its latest proposal to pay out the $500 to $1,000 bonuses promised by Gov. Ra

Thomas Manglona
Samples confirmed to be BA.2 Omicron subvariant
Samples confirmed to be BA.2 Omicron subvariant

COVID-19 samples sent to Hawaii to undergo genome sequencing were identified as the stealth variant. According to the Joint Information Center the 10 virus samples that were sent were collected between February 4th to February 18th. All 10 were identified

Sabrina Salas Matanane