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2014-04-29 12:28:18

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 1,339 business establishments in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands generated $1.3 billion in sales, employed 14,215 people and paid $208.4 million in annual payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Every five years, the economic census provides...

2014-02-21 23:01:17

National VOAD has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. The 111 total Members of National VOAD – including 56 state/territory Members and 55 national Member organizations – represent a...

2011-06-22 08:51:00

Pew applauds APIL resolution to protect threatened species WASHINGTON, June, 22 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) issued a resolution last week stressing the need for additional actions to protect sharks. The resolution, reached at APIL's general assembly conference in Palau, states that the association agrees with "protective legislation in Palau, Hawaii, CNMI [Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands] and Guam." The approved...

2011-01-26 20:16:00

SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Islands, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WildAid and Sharksavers congratulate Governor Fitial and the Legislature of the Northern Mariana Islands for passage of anti shark fin legislation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF37292) In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Governor Benigno Fitial today signed into law an important bill - HB 17-94. This measure will prohibit possession and sale of shark fins in the Commonwealth...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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