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Northern Mariana Islands

Typhoon Rips Roof Off Island's Only Animal Shelter, Doesn't Stop Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

It's been a little over a month since a devastating typhoon wrecked the island of Saipan, knocking out power and water, washing out roads an...

'State Of Disaster' Declared After Typhoon Soudelor Slams Saipan

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

Saipan endured severe damage after Typhoon Soudelor passed through the island late Sunday night with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour&nbs...

The Pentagon Wants To Bomb The Hell Out Of This Tiny Pacific Island

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green

This Is Pagan Island Pagan island is a biologically diverse, 10-mile-long island anchored by two volcanoes in the Commonwealth of the Northern ...

The State Of The Union Gets Awkward When You Can't Vote For A President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Neil Weare

When the president starts talking about voting rights for all Americans, heck, that's pretty exciting if you're a non-voting delegate. Until you realize he is not talking about you or the four million U.S. citizens you represent. Then it gets awkward.

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

This Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headqua...

Island Governor Impeached For Massage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

The governor of the Northern Mariana Islands was impeached last week by the territorial House on 13 articles, among them that he had a federal prisone...

Pension Bankruptcy in Tiny U.S. Territory Is a Warning of What May Lie Ahead

David Paul | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The pension issue is not going to go away. The financial impacts of pension deficits are going to be felt at the state and local level for years, and will continue to influence the political landscape as politicians are forced to confront that which is manifestly broken.

Abramoff Says He's Still Capable Of Making Millions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jack Abramoff is sitting in a Starbucks just south of Dupont Circle. He is not wearing his infamous black hat. Or any hat at all. He...

Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney: King Of Non-Contiguousness | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's what the Mitt Romney campaign has been reduced to as it crawls toward the Republican presidential nomination: bragging about the ...

Guam: Self-Determination, or More U.S. Troops?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Usually, when someone refers to a place as a "U.S. colony," they are making an analogy. But, we rarely discuss the fact that there are places in the world that are actual U.S. colonies.

Minimum Wage, and Controversy, Reaches Distant U.S. Islands

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The 2007 increase in the minimum wage was a modest boost for America's low-wage labor force, but it's making a far bigger splash in the Pacific Ocean, on two remote outposts of the American empire.