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US Territories’ September 19-25, 2022 news week in tweets

by | Sep 26, 2022 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

President Biden approves emergency declaration for Puerto Rico 

With Hurricane Fiona wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico, President Biden issued an emergency declaration to assist the territory in disaster relief efforts. 

Hurricane Fiona affects travel to the US Virgin Islands

Major airways issued travel waivers for passengers expected to travel to the US Virgin Islands. All flights scheduled for September 18 were canceled for both airports in the territory. 

VA announces grant funding for Veteran suicide prevention efforts in American Samoa

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announces $52.5 million in grant funding for suicide prevention efforts to 80 awardees. One of these community organizations that the VA is partnering with is located in American Samoa. 

Fewer restrictions in the Northern Mariana Islands attracted more visitors to the territory

With the Northern Mariana Islands easing up on Covid-19 restrictions, the territory saw a large spike in tourists. In August, the territory had over 10,000 people visit (compared to only 551 in August 2021). 

A critically-endangered species in Guam could return to the wild 

After a 30-year absence, Guam residents could expect to find the return of the Guam Kingfishers in the wild. Scientists are attempting to aid the critically-endangered species after they were extirpated from Guam due to invasive snakes.  



Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen

Noah Killeen is a junior at Estrella Foothills High School that has a passion for American politics and domestic affairs. Along with being an intern at Pasquines, he is largely involved in FBLA where he serves on the state and national levels. Attending school in Arizona, he founded a political debate club at his high school, and also founded and is the president of a nonprofit organization called Future Political Leaders. Outside of the many professional positions he has, he also has a passion for athletics as he is on his school’s varsity cross country and tennis team. Noah is a former Social Media Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.


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