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CHICAGO — Residents of the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico have no right to vote absentee in their former state of residence, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday, even though residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and some in American Samoa are granted that privilege.

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BALTIMORE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending special open enrollment periods for the people of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and who were adversely affected by the catastrophic 2017 hurricanes so individuals and families who were impacted can access health coverage on the Exchange. They will

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BOSTON — The state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation is pressing federal officials on efforts to address mental health challenges in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In a letter Friday to Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz, the 11-member delegation, led by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced Friday. President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the territory. Following the recent

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s federally appointed financial oversight board today questioned island officials about how they planned to centralize financial control after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth discovered nearly $7 billion in previously unreported money. During a two-hour hearing that shed light on decades of disorganized and inconsistent accounting, the

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WALLA WALLA, Washington – Volunteers from the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to work to bring relief to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after a brutal hurricane season left the islands in shambles. The volunteers came as a response to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s

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SAN JUAN — A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. commonwealth is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned about in recent months. Officials with the Federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – JetBlue announced that it will resume its second daily flight between St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport (STT) and San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) on Feb. 15. The return of an afternoon flight adds to the current schedule of one daily flight in the

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BALTIMORE — Some 100 days after Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated the territory, many students are still struggling to get back into regular school routines. Now some educators from Baltimore are trying to help. These educators have experience helping city students prepare for college, and those skills could help hundreds

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SAN JUAN — Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a “broken windows” policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same point last year. The plan

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