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Midterms 2018: Congressman Ivan A. Blanco and Public Service from the Heart

In the U.S., members of the House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms. This is the perfect amount of time to ensure representatives serve the unique needs of their constituents. Naturally, 24 months can also pass by rather quickly. And, here we are–midterms 2018. In this series, we will learn more about the issues and successes facing the CNMI from the sphere of Congressman Ivan A. Blanco. We interviewed

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Beauty is More Than Skin Deep: An Interview with Jaiden Santos

Today, we are venturing into a different world: the beauty pageant universe. In this series of lifestyle posts, we are going to interview a beauty pageant contestant to learn more about their experience and lessons learned. For our first post, we are focusing on the 2018 Miss Marianas Beauty Pageant. This particular pageant is held annually for residents of the CNMI…learn more about these beautiful islands here. And, thankfully, Miss Jaiden

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Election 2016: Family, Public Service and the Economy with Ivan A. Blanco

In the second part of my election series, I decided to interview an actual candidate. Since we have a wide variety of sources to help us keep up with elections on the mainland, I chose to venture out to Saipan–which, is one of two U.S. territories to have “Commonwealth” status. The other is Puerto Rico. Saipan is located around 120 mi (190 km) north of Guam. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the island has a

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