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GPA will send workers to Saipan to help with recovery

GUAM Power Authority employees will be sent to Sai...

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Cruz confident new budget will pass by deadline

THE chairman of the appropriations committee is co...

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Police locate woman accused in softball scam

THE woman identified by parents of members of the ...

Airport receives new fire truck funded by FAA grant

Airport receives new fire truck funded by FAA grant

THE Guam Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting ...

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Man nearly drowns at Matapang Beach

A 67-year-old male was pulled from the water by li...

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    Perfect attendance indicates commitment and integrity

    This is not to say there are not other members of the legislature who are also hardworking and conscientious about the people’s business. We certainly acknowledge there are perfectly acceptable reasons that the legis Read more...

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    Neighbors help neighbors

    Reports of the destruction from Typhoon Soudelor are still coming in, but so far they are horrific – homes destroyed, vehicles blown around, powers lines and utility poles down, trees and other debris blocking roads, Read more...

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    Overcoming disappointment

    The money had been raised by the athletes and their families for the trip to the top-level tournament. We liken it to the occasional thefts by school employees of activity funds – such as for proms, graduation ceremo Read more...

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    Time to get the attention of the American people

    But they may have erred. The first possible error is in thinking that the United States government in the body of its congressional House and Senate – not the American people, mind you – will honor the Chamorro peo Read more...

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    Would Jesus hire a lawyer?

    The case of Archbishop Anthony Apuron's California lawyer's letter to Mr. Toves threatening him with legal action for Mr. Toves' charges of sexual abuse of his nephew against the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana Read more...

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    A new international agreement

    Iran gives up any aspiration for building a bomb and gets its economy moving forward.The focus of the proposed new treaty is on the prevention of the spread of nuclear bombs, and Iran agrees to not making any. Iran’s Read more...

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    Perfect attendance indicates commitment and integrity

    This is not to say there are not other members of the legislature who are also hardworking and conscientious about the people’s business. We certainly acknowledge there are perfectly acceptable reasons that the legis Read more...

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    Neighbors help neighbors

    Reports of the destruction from Typhoon Soudelor are still coming in, but so far they are horrific – homes destroyed, vehicles blown around, powers lines and utility poles down, trees and other debris blocking roads, Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Overcoming disappointment

    The money had been raised by the athletes and their families for the trip to the top-level tournament. We liken it to the occasional thefts by school employees of activity funds – such as for proms, graduation ceremo Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Time to get the attention of the American people

    But they may have erred. The first possible error is in thinking that the United States government in the body of its congressional House and Senate – not the American people, mind you – will honor the Chamorro peo Read more...

  • No Image Available
    Would Jesus hire a lawyer?

    The case of Archbishop Anthony Apuron's California lawyer's letter to Mr. Toves threatening him with legal action for Mr. Toves' charges of sexual abuse of his nephew against the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana Read more...

  • No Image Available
    A new international agreement

    Iran gives up any aspiration for building a bomb and gets its economy moving forward.The focus of the proposed new treaty is on the prevention of the spread of nuclear bombs, and Iran agrees to not making any. Iran’s Read more...

Asan Rai Kings of GYBA U18 division

Asan Rai Kings of GYBA U18 division

THE Asan Rai lived up to their name and were crown...

Huge 541-pound marlin wraps up Day 2 of derby

Huge 541-pound marlin wraps up Day 2 of derby

TOPPING a 282-pound marlin from Day 1 wasn’t easy,...

NBA stars light up Phoenix Center

NBA stars light up Phoenix Center

STAR talent of the NBA awed the crowd Friday night...

Paddlefest Race #2 set for end of the month in Saipan

Paddlefest Race #2 set for end of the month in Saipan

SAIPAN – Following the success of the first Paddle...

NBA hoops clinic attracts excited youths

NBA hoops clinic attracts excited youths

FORTY-FOUR youth basketball players attended the “...

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Breanne Bliss, as Ruby Rose from the online animated series “RWBY,” took second place in the Epixcon costume contest at the Agana Shopping Center on Saturday. Alex Rivera / For Variety

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BY EILEEN BENAVENTE-BLAS

A living culture and some non-scholarly reporting

Wednesday, 05 Aug 2015 03:00am

When my family came to Guam in 1969, villages were identified by the families that had lived there for generations. We settled in Mom's village of Dededo where Benaventes lived and where many Benavente families still reside. Through the years, with the development of housing areas around the island, many families gradually lef...

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BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

The value of small places

Wednesday, 05 Aug 2015 03:00am

I’ll be teaching a course on transnational relations, focusing on U.S. militarization in the Asia-Pacific region. My lectures and assigned readings will link together the sea of bases that connect U.S. strategic interests from Okinawa to the Philippines to Guam to the Marshall Islands and Hawai’i, while also linking togeth...

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BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Get your children’s vision checked

Yet this fall, more than 10 million children in the United States will go back...


BY SEN. MICHAEL F.Q. SAN NICOLAS

Weakness in legislative ethics

This includes respecting other members of the body by not making false accusat...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Improving our island starts with improving ourselves

In the upcoming months, I will be visiting different government agencies to me...


BY PAUL ZERZAN

Let’s avoid international shame

I hope and pray the government of Guam will settle this out of court before th...


BY ZALDY DANDAN

The end is near, again

When I arrived here in the fall of 1993, “the high crime rate” was one of ...