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US Territories’ January 16-22, 2023 news week in tweets

by | Jan 23, 2023 | News Week in Tweets | 0 comments

US Virgin Islands passes marijuana legalization

US Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. signed into law an act that legalizes adult-use marijuana for specific medical, sacramental, or other uses. 

American Samoa Governor’s Chief of Staff justifies $80,000 trip

The American Samoa Governor’s Chief of Staff, Loa Tauapai Laupola, defends the cost of the Governor’s trips to Hawaii, North Carolina, and Washington DC. The per diems add up to roughly $80,000.

UCF Puerto Rico Research Hub has been granted $500,000

Federal funding of approximately $500,000 provides UCF with the ability to expand its research on social and economic trends in Puerto Rico.

Inflation severely hits grocery stores in Guam

Egg prices have skyrocketed in recent months; Guam residents now have to pay $7.29-$9.99 for a single tray.

Light earthquake hits Northern Mariana Islands

An earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude strikes regions in the Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday evening. Only light damages occurred, and there was no property loss during the event.

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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 Social Media Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.

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