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Author: Mina Choe

US Territories’ January 14-20, 2019 news week in tweets

Trump Attempts to Redirect Disaster Relief Funding From Puerto Rico In any other administration this would have been a major scandal but in trump world it’s just another racist footnote. — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 19, 2019 Trump believed that Puerto Rico would misuse relief funds to pay its debts. He attempted to redirect disaster assistance money to Texas and Florida. However the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development refused to let the money be redirected and ensured Puerto Rico would receive all of the funding the territory needed. American Samoa Delegate Condemns Shutdown,...

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US Territories’ January 7-13, 2019 news week in tweets

Northern Mariana Islanders Are Waiting for Their Homes to be Rebuilt There are so many families who are still recovering two months after the worst storm of 2018. But their stories have largely gone untold because the Northern Mariana Islands are so far away from the mainland U.S. Here are five of their stories: — Anita Hofschneider (@ahofschneider) January 11, 2019 Two months after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Mariana Islands, most of the territory does not have electricity. Many are living in makeshift homes without basic utilities and food, waiting for relief and aid. House Democrats...

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US Territories’ November 26-December 2, 2018 news week in tweets

Contingency Response Group from Air Force Aids Northern Mariana Islands in Recovery |@PACAF’s 36th Contingency Response Group, based in #Guam, has been running back-to-back disaster relief missions since October 4th, responding to an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and Super-Typhoon Yutu in the Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (@INDOPACOM) November 28, 2018 The 36th Contingency Response Group from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam has been deployed to help the Northern Mariana Islands as they recover from Super Typhoon Yutu. They helped relocate displaced people and fly in recovery supplies the people desperately needed. Students...

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US Territories’ November 19-25, 2018 news week in tweets

Guest Workers Unable to Receive Aid After Super Typhoon Yutu Sonny Raguindin is among at least a few thousand residents of the Northern Mariana Islands who lost their homes in Super Typhoon Yutu and are ineligible for some forms of recovery assistance because of their immigration status. — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 21, 2018 This year, over 8,000 guest workers received special permits to work in the Northern Mariana Islands. Because of their immigration status, these guest workers are unable to receive aid after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the islands. Scientists Work to Save Puerto Rican Parrots Biologists...

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US Territories’ November 12-18, 2018 news week in tweets

Media Outlets Barely Cover Super Typhoon Yutu Super Typhoon Yutu: What the Mainstream Media Missed Weeks ago, Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the Northern Mariana Islands, which are home to tens of thousands of Americans. Mainland outlets paid little attention. – The Atlantic — ☮️ 🕊 🌎 Tmarie 💙 (@Syr829) November 16, 2018 Super Typhoon devastated the Northern Mariana Islands, leaving thousands of homes destroyed and without power. Despite this, many news outlets have barely covered the results of the typhoon. The lack of coverage may prevent the territory from receiving the assistance it needs. Bank of Guam Donates...

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