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Republicans propose to cut taxes

Republicans propose to cut taxes

REPUBLICAN senators continue to stand united and a...

Postal sorting transition hardly seamless, residents affected

Postal sorting transition hardly seamless, residents affected

UNDELIVERABLE mail on island has become an issue f...

Meno delivers subpoenas, challenges ban from port

Meno delivers subpoenas, challenges ban from port

FORMER Port Authority of Guam employee Bernadette ...

Draft SEIS for Marine relocation to Guam now available

Draft SEIS for Marine relocation to Guam now available

THE draft supplemental environmental impact statem...

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Court denies receiver participation in Layon land mediation

DISTRICT Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewo...

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    Postal mess handled poorly

    Over the last couple of months, thousands of pieces of mail have been deemed undeliverable and returned, though senders are addressing them the same way they have for decades. To add insult to injury, postal officials Read more...

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    Sanctuary funding essential

    The organization provides a number of social service programs for adolescents including an Emergency Youth Shelter as well as a youth Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation program. It is the only organization on Guam that pr Read more...

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    Minimum wage increase warranted

    After qualifying his remarks with the standard Republican position that a raise in the minimum wage would actually cause job loss and raise the cost of living, he acknowledged that “some private sector employees aren Read more...

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    Condoms don’t eliminate STD risk

    About a year ago on the occasion of this same “awareness month,” I attended a roundtable discussion on how to address Guam’s rapid rise in STD infections. The general consensus was then what it is today: increase Read more...

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    Wage hike will boost cost of living

    The real winners are the government taxing agencies. How?A wage increase of $2.60 means the government can now collect an additional 25 percent of this increase equivalent to $0.65 without increased tax rates. The real Read more...

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    Congratulations, Congressman Dave Camp

    The reason: he has made a major overhaul of the tax code.Ha, ha, ha, as soon as the overhaul tax plan hit the floor of the House, his fellow GOP party members began backing away from the proposed legislation. Speaker B Read more...

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    Postal mess handled poorly

    Over the last couple of months, thousands of pieces of mail have been deemed undeliverable and returned, though senders are addressing them the same way they have for decades. To add insult to injury, postal officials Read more...

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    Sanctuary funding essential

    The organization provides a number of social service programs for adolescents including an Emergency Youth Shelter as well as a youth Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation program. It is the only organization on Guam that pr Read more...

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    Minimum wage increase warranted

    After qualifying his remarks with the standard Republican position that a raise in the minimum wage would actually cause job loss and raise the cost of living, he acknowledged that “some private sector employees aren Read more...

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    Condoms don’t eliminate STD risk

    About a year ago on the occasion of this same “awareness month,” I attended a roundtable discussion on how to address Guam’s rapid rise in STD infections. The general consensus was then what it is today: increase Read more...

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    Wage hike will boost cost of living

    The real winners are the government taxing agencies. How?A wage increase of $2.60 means the government can now collect an additional 25 percent of this increase equivalent to $0.65 without increased tax rates. The real Read more...

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    Congratulations, Congressman Dave Camp

    The reason: he has made a major overhaul of the tax code.Ha, ha, ha, as soon as the overhaul tax plan hit the floor of the House, his fellow GOP party members began backing away from the proposed legislation. Speaker B Read more...

For first time in history, Bulldogs beat Geckos in soccer

For first time in history, Bulldogs beat Geckos in soccer

IN A tied 0-0 soccer game that was dominated mostl...

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Women’s Spring Basketball League Week 9 wrap-up

WITH two weeks remaining in the regular season of ...

Soccer moms enjoy playing evening matches under the lights

Soccer moms enjoy playing evening matches under the lights

(GFA) – Evening matches made quite the difference ...

Former NBA player Sam Vincent teaches Guam’s youth

Former NBA player Sam Vincent teaches Guam’s youth

Says St. John’s Michael Min among best he’s seenHE...

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Two underdogs battle for first victory, Thundercats win

THE Thundercats and the Geckos Club have been play...

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Final Colors

U.S. Naval Hospital Guam lowered its colors for the last time during a ceremony held April 14 to commemorate the history of the current facility which opened in 1954.
U.S. Navy photo by Jennifer Zingalie

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BY MAR-VIC CAGURANGAN

Humanizing history

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 03:00am

In a regular classroom, history can be as flat as this opening sentence. Reading mandated textbooks can be more convenient for educators, who are too complacent to challenge pre-packaged narratives.Some scholars believe the Portuguese explorer actually landed in Tumon; others believe the actual discovery spot was Hagåtña. Bu...

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BY JUDITH GUTHERTZ

Guam and the fall of Saigon

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 03:00am

It is a date important to many island families and veterans.That date marks the 39th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, thus ending American military involvement in the Vietnam War. It also marks the simultaneous emergency movement of thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Guam by U.S. forces.Much has been written about the Vietn...

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BY PAM EASTLICK

Reading the bones

We all love monsters and one of our favorites is Tyrannosaurus rex.But was he ...


BY SEN. BEN PANGELINAN

In the stillness of the night

He was the best and brightest among us. He was the one that we all followed. H...


BY MICHAEL BEVACQUA

A play called 'Pågat'

This play and these performances are made possible through a collaboration wit...


BY KYLE MANDAPAT

Things to remember for Easter

Let's talk Easter. Well, thinking back to my days of youth, I remember the mos...


BY SEN. ALINE YAMASHITA

Goodness shines through

While I couldn’t put my finger on the sentiment – I just knew it wasn’t ...




BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Remembering our loved ones

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 03:00am

We use it to say “good-bye” and “see you soon.” Our island is deeply rooted in family and friendship. We all share a closeness, not just in proximity, but we’re all connected.I’ve experienced the pain of death in my family, and we all know everyone will, too. I like to think it’s God’s way of choosing his angel...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Know life. Respect life.

Monday, 07 Apr 2014 03:00am

It’s a powerful song written about the beauty and simplicity of humanity by one of the world’s greatest musicians. It’s almost too hard to believe that the artist was a man whose father abandoned him in a life of poverty, only to be left once again by his mother.But orphans are survivors. And it’s no wonder so many of ...

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BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Biba Taotao Tano

And it wasn’t just on Guam! From San Diego to Tacoma, Austin to the District...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

Live your dream

Sure there may be challenges, but I want you to know that there are people all...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

What matters most

We get so much feedback from the community and it’s really become a more per...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

A health revolution

Our parents' generation grew up eating the fruits and veggies in their yards. ...


BY GOV. EDDIE CALVO

A new housing market

One of the coldest realities of poverty is accepting that there are struggling...