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What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018

Thousands of people in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are still waiting to rebuild their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu.
‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

Thousands are still homeless and some have left the Northern Mariana Islands after the most powerful storm of 2018 devastated the U.S. commonwealth.
Court Cases Open Window Into Marshallese Adoptions April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Court Cases Open Window Into Marshallese Adoptions

A lawsuit by a Kentucky couple alleges that an Arkansas attorney offered to fly a Marshallese birth mother to the U.S. despite a treaty that bars such travel
Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino

The casino previously received a hefty OSHA fine for hazardous workplace conditions and was cited for paying workers less than the minimum wage.
Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked

Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.
Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam Courtesy of Brian Moyer

Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam

A group of veterans have been fighting to get health benefits for illnesses they say are associated with exposure to the dangerous herbicide.
After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid Courtesy of Leni Leon

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid

Non-citizens without green cards — including citizens of Micronesian nations and temporary workers — are excluded from federal disaster cash assistance.
Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos DigitalGlobe

Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos

More than a thousand residents of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas are homeless in the wake of the historic storm.
Islands Regain Some Air, Sea Access After Super Typhoon Yutu AP

Islands Regain Some Air, Sea Access After Super Typhoon Yutu

Inbound flights to Saipan are restricted to residents and humanitarian aid.
Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon Courtesy of Leni Leon

Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon

An exploding hotel lobby. Flying roofs and fields of debris. Coconuts as a necessity in the absence of running water.