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7 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

US Marshals Service Day proclaimed at Adelup

The service marks its 225th year on Sept. 24, according to Frank Leon Guerrero, center, the U.S. Marshal for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marine News

T&T Salvage Refloats Containership

Damn the Torpedoes: T&T Salvage completes another successful OPA 90 response T&T Salvage and their strategic response partner, Cabras Marine, successfully refloated a 17,000 ton fully cellular containership that went aground near Micro Beach in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. The prompt action of the Hamburg based vessel owners resulted in the immediate activation of their OPA 90 Vessel Response Plan and T&T Salvage as its pre-contracted salvage provider.

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Pacific Daily News

'High alert' follows capture of brown tree snake in Rota

Department of Agriculture Wildlife Biologist Diane Vice holds a brown tree snake on Guam. Biologists and government officials in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are concerned after the discovery of one brown tree snake in Rota.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oceania, World News, Entomology

TMCnet

Vermont Set to Increase Broadband Availability Over the MountainsBy: Michael Guta

According to last year's rankings by a group known as State Broadband Data and Development , made up of the 56 territories and states of the U.S.A., Vermont ranked number 53. The Green Mountain state was only better than the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. As communities around the country become more aware of the importance of broadband technology , they are introducing initiatives to increase their capacity to attract new businesses and give their residents the technology that is readily available around the world.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Oceania, World News, Virgin Islands, Central America

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pacific Daily News

40-inch-long brown tree snake captured in Rota

According to a release from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, the brown tree snake represents a significant threat to the natural resources of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. "The threat of brown tree snake introduction is constant given the close proximity to the island of Guam, where the snake has decimated native bird species and causes significant economic impacts to such things as Guam's electrical grid," the release states.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Genesee Country Express

NY soldier missing since World War II identified Updated at

The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday. Army Pfc.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

MT Shortwave Central

VOA Radiogram Schedule

Hello friends, Radio Free Asia will try digital text in its Cantonese Service on Friday, 5 September: 2258 UTC 15120 kHz Both frequencies are via Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. The mode is Olivia 32-2000 centered on 1500 Hz.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

iConnect unveils new HSPA+/LTE network [TeleGeography CommsUpdate]

Known as 'iConnect Advanced', the new infrastructure offers high quality voice services and wireless data speeds of up to 21Mbps. The network, which operates in the 1900MHz frequency band, was supplied by equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent.

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Fox News

'INCREDIBLE' Remains of missing WWII soldier ID'd after 70 years

A New York soldier who was reported missing in the Pacific theater of World War II 70 years ago will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were identified using DNA tests. Army Pfc.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Stars and Stripes

NY soldier missing since World War II identified

The Department of Defense's Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced Wednesday that Army Pfc.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Protect: We all must do more to ensure our coral reefs are preserved

Four coral species found in Guam waters have been listed among 20 new endangered or threatened species in the world.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Ocean Coral to receive groundbreaking protection

In an unprecedented action this past week, the federal government through the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced a list of protected coral species, according to the Sun Sentinel on Saturday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

LiveScience

20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

A tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to the list of threatened species.

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Saipan Tribune

Hotel association donates $1,000 to PAWS

The donation was received by PAWS secretary/treasurer Bobbie Grizzard at HANMI's monthly general membership meeting at Kanoa Resort Saipan.

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Pacific Daily News

Guam corals listed as threatened species

Four coral species found in Guam waters are included in the new list of 20 threatened coral species, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced today.

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Pacific Daily News

Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote

The Office of the Attorney General yesterday defended Guam's Decolonization Registry against claims that it discriminates along racial lines.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Connecticut Post

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

This undated handout photo provided by NOAA shows Acropora globiceps which occurs in the Indo-Pacific; within U.S. waters it occurs in Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Remote island areas and American Samoa.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Appellate court to hear arguments on island for first time in 12 years

The District Court of Guam today will host arguments in three cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Oceania, World News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Nerve News

Indian-American named to key post in US island territory

Indian-American lawyer Reena Patel has been named civil division chief in the attorney general's office in the Northern Mariana Islands, one of the five inhabited US island territories.

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Pacific Daily News

Clearinghouse has made great strides

Over the course of the last three-and-a-half years, I am proud of what we have accomplished in grantsmanship within our government.

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