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  • Patients needing medicinal marijuana are still without access

    Medical cannabis has been legal on Guam since the signing of the legislation signed three years ago. But the lack of set standards  means today, patients still have no access. "Like I said, this bill has gone way outside the ball park four areas they could've done this a long time ago," said August Fest, testifying in support of Bill 210.

  • Would more prison privileges mean less contraband smuggling?

    If prisoners were allowed to watch movies, then there would be less smuggling of prison contraband. This is the opinion of one inmate who was recently re-arrested for an alleged attempt to bring in a cell phone. According to the defendant, he wasn't going to use the phone to talk to anyone outside prison walls...he just wanted to watch a movie.

  • Planting program helps inmates with substance abuse issues

    Inmates at the Department of Corrections have taken on a new project, as a way to help get their minds off wanting to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

  • New locking mechanisms being installed at DOC's Mangilao compound

    Reports of inmates opening up their locked jail cells on their own. That's one of many issues the Department of Corrections has dealt with for years. But, that could soon change, now that the prison is finally getting new locks installed.

  • Keeping your power bill low through the holidays

    Many of us are putting up decorations and lights this holiday season. But, there are some things you need to know if you want to keep those electricity costs down.

  • Tag along with Public Health during restaurant inspections

    From roach and rat infestation to adequate temperatures and proper food storage, Public Health in recent months has been cracking down on local food establishments. Many have been shut down for not making the grade. KUAM News went on a walk-through with health inspectors, and here's what we found. 

  • Calvo: buildup requires skilled local workforce

    The Calvo administration is taking a new tact in resolving the H-2b Labor crisis.  Guam governor Eddie Calvo says if the federal government wants him to comply with all of the environmental requirements related to the Marine relocation, it will need to ensure Guam has enough skilled workers to build the necessary infrastructure.  

  • Inmate Shawn Johnson sentenced to 71 months

    He's already on the path of a career criminal. Only 30 years old, Shawn Johnson has been in and out of jail since he was 18. While his most recent arrests stem from his connection in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle in prison contraband, it was his two-year-old federal case also involving drugs that was heard in court today. Defense asked for leniency in light of Johnson's ADHD.

  • Foreign labor issue has its day in court

    Arguments were heard today in a case with huge implications for Guam.  Local contractors are suing the federal government to reverse course on the H2B foreign worker program.  Officials warn that a growing labor shortage will cripple the local construction industry, and could ripple through the rest of the economy. 

  • Senators hold roundtable over Sanchez

    Will the legislation be enough to stop the delay and finally start the rebuild of Simon Sanchez High School? Senators met with the OPA and DPW at a roundtable Monday morning to get some answers.

  • Trial won't proceed as planned for prison contraband issue

    It's one of the biggest stories of the year. The prison's crackdown on contraband has resulted in over a dozen arrests to date. Though one of the groups accused of conspiring to bring in the illegal items was set to face a jury next week, trial won't go on as planned.

  • Guam locations being scouted for new emergency sirens

    Having the capability to alert the entire island, Guam Homeland Security is going village to village trying to determine where to put up new sirens. It's used to do more than just warn the Guam community of a tsunami heading our way.

  • Julia Quidachay devotes her time to volunteering for southern seniors

    For Julie Quidachay, the Yona Talofofo Senior Center is her home away from home. It has been for the past four years. "It's like a full time job," she explained. "I come here every day."

  • Guam leaders apparently not close to delinking from tax reform

    The Republican majority in Congress is working hard to pass the first major tax reform legislation in decades by the end of the year.  But on Guam, it appears leaders are not any closer to delinking from the federal system despite years of opportunity. 

  • GFD has tips to keep your holidays safe & secure

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And while it's easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season, we sit down with the Guam Fire Department for some quick tips to keep our homes, and most especially our families, safe.

  • Junior Achievement entrepreneurs mean business

    Just in time for the holidays, new companies premiered their products at GPO last week. Students from local high schools set up shop at their last Junior Achievement's Trade Fair for the year.

  • Dededo mayor recalls Supertyphoon Pongsona, 15 years later

    It was recorded to be one of the worst typhoons to ever strike the island. Supertyphoon Pongsona made land on this day 15 years ago, with the storm leaving behind more than $700 million in damages. And today, KUAM News spoke with one village mayor about her experience and what she's done to prepare her community for the next big one.

  • Island faithful celebrate Blessed Mother

    It's one of the most celebrated days for the island's religious. Thousands of devote members of the Catholic faithful gathered in the streets around the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica for mass and the annual procession in honor of the island's patron saint, Santa Marian Kamalen.

  • Looking back at December 8, 1941

    It's been 76 years since December 8, 1941. The fateful day were just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Imperial planes flew over Guam. This day marked the beginning of three years of occupation, where thousands lost their lives, many today claiming they deserve more.

  • Transgender rights advocate chides senators

    A transgender rights advocate is pushing back against senators who voted to send an anti-discrimination bill back to committee, instead of taking a vote.  The woman says she feels deceived by lawmakers, and is calling on them to make good on their pledge to support LGBT rights. 

  • Feral pigs caught by community to be used in cookout event

    What happens on land can also have a negative impact in the waters around us That message coming out of the Guam Hunter education program and the Department of Agriculture.

  • Good news for Guam victims

    Still no verdict from Rome on Archbishop Anthony Apuron's canonical trial. But, some good news for victims from a court here at home. Deny defense's motion to dismiss the clergy sexual abuse lawsuits against Archbishop Anthony Apuron. 

  • Coldstone Creamery Birthday Club

    Watch KUAM News or listen to I94FM or Isla 63 AM where we'll announce the special celebrants of the day every weekday. And Every Friday, one lucky person will win a birthday cake compliments of Coldstone Creamery! 

  • DOE HQ left in the dark due to unpaid power bill

    The hum of a generator could be heard outside DOE's headquarters - the consequence of a delinquent bill that left employees in the dark.
  • Community outraged at savage beating of dogs

    Broken legs, a fractured skull, and damaged kidneys - just some of the injuries dogs Rex and Lucky sustained as a result of a brutal beating.
  • Short-term pain, long-term gain for CNMI consumers & businesses?

    DOCOMO Pacific announced plans for a new fiber optic cable between Guam and Saipan, citing increased connectivity and lower cost bandwidth.
  • Signup for Expresscare's weekly newsletter

    Watch "Healthy Living with Dr. Jitka Lom" every Tuesday on KUAM News Extra and signup for the ExpressCare weekly newsletter on Facebook for extended tips about living a healthy island lifestyle!
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  • Nominate someone for the Good Neighbor Award

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    The acts of good neighbors in our community often go unnoticed. The Good Neighbor Award is a monthly feature highlighting the everyday acts of selflessness among everyday people!  

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    The acts of good neighbors in our community often go unnoticed. The Good Neighbor Award is a monthly feature highlighting the everyday acts of selflessness among everyday people!  

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  • JFK beats Southern to advance to soccer title game

    JFK beats Southern to advance to soccer title game

    The #1 seed JFK Islanders advance to this year's boys soccer championship game after beating 4th seed Southern High Dolphins 5-1 last night at the GFA Field. Taylor Bonner put JFK up 1-0 heading into the half. The Islanders scored 4 goals in the 2nd half, Kris Fernandez with the pass from teammate Christian Kido started the scoring spree. Christian Kido took a hard shot that the goal keeper for Southern was unable to block, ball gets deflected into the net for the 3-0 lead. League MV...More >>
    The #1 seed JFK Islanders advance to this year's boys soccer championship game after beating 4th seed Southern High Dolphins 5-1 last night at the GFA Field. Taylor Bonner put JFK up 1-0 heading into the half. The Islanders scored 4 goals in the 2nd half, Kris Fernandez with the pass from teammate Christian Kido started the scoring spree. Christian Kido took a hard shot that the goal keeper for Southern was unable to block, ball gets deflected into the net for the 3-0 lead. League MV...More >>
  • Guam women's soccer falls to Singapore

    Guam women's soccer falls to Singapore

    Our Women's National Soccer Team, the Masakada lost 3-0 to Singapore in an international friendly match played at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Belinda Wilson, Guam's head coach of the team says We are all obviously disappointed in the result, but I'm still proud of what the players have gained through the match in such a short time they've been together," The average age of Guam's team was just about 17 years old and they played against a team with players on average about five yea...More >>
    Our Women's National Soccer Team, the Masakada lost 3-0 to Singapore in an international friendly match played at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Belinda Wilson, Guam's head coach of the team says We are all obviously disappointed in the result, but I'm still proud of what the players have gained through the match in such a short time they've been together," The average age of Guam's team was just about 17 years old and they played against a team with players on average about five yea...More >>
  • Wrestling meet held at Phoenix Center

    Wrestling meet held at Phoenix Center

    High school wrestlers hit the mat for their last regular season meet at the FD Phoenix Center. The Friars and Sharks getting in some time before the all-island meet. In the 102-pound division undefeated Tatianna Annanich from Sanchez faced 1st year wrestler Cleeara Perez who also entered the match unbeaten. Perez led 5-0 on the scoreboard controlling the fight. Perez picked up the upset win via points, handing Annanich her first loss of the year. Lauren Lujan and Jaenna Leon Guerrero...More >>
    High school wrestlers hit the mat for their last regular season meet at the FD Phoenix Center. The Friars and Sharks getting in some time before the all-island meet. In the 102-pound division undefeated Tatianna Annanich from Sanchez faced 1st year wrestler Cleeara Perez who also entered the match unbeaten. Perez led 5-0 on the scoreboard controlling the fight. Perez picked up the upset win via points, handing Annanich her first loss of the year. Lauren Lujan and Jaenna Leon Guerrero...More >>

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  • Students riot at Tiyan High

    Students riot at Tiyan High

    A riot was reported at Tiyan High School Wednesday morning involving nearly a dozen students. GDOE spokesperson Isa Baza says the incident started with two male students, but she says that eight other students later got involved. School aides pulled the groups apart, and the parents were contacted. No word on any injuries at this time. The incident she says is being dealt with administratively. It was also reported to the Guam Police Department.More >>
    A riot was reported at Tiyan High School Wednesday morning involving nearly a dozen students. GDOE spokesperson Isa Baza says the incident started with two male students, but she says that eight other students later got involved. School aides pulled the groups apart, and the parents were contacted. No word on any injuries at this time. The incident she says is being dealt with administratively. It was also reported to the Guam Police Department.More >>
  • Two men caught immediately after hitting Harmon game room

    Two men caught immediately after hitting Harmon game room

    Two men being accused of trying to rob a Harmon game room early Wednesday didn't get very far before police caught up with them. T-Chok Achanto and Benster Benjamin are charged with robbery, theft, burglary, and attempted robbery. The pair are accused of using a pry bar to try and get into the 88 game room in Harmon before taking off. Both were caught on the shops security cameras, and it wasn't long after authorities tracked them down. Investigators also identified the pair matched ...More >>
    Two men being accused of trying to rob a Harmon game room early Wednesday didn't get very far before police caught up with them. T-Chok Achanto and Benster Benjamin are charged with robbery, theft, burglary, and attempted robbery. The pair are accused of using a pry bar to try and get into the 88 game room in Harmon before taking off. Both were caught on the shops security cameras, and it wasn't long after authorities tracked them down. Investigators also identified the pair matched ...More >>
  • House committee passes fishing protection amendments

    House committee passes fishing protection amendments

    The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed four amendments that would enshrine federal protections for traditional fishing and cultural practices on Guam and other Pacific Islands, support science-driven fisheries management, and extend the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System to include the Marianas. They were sponsored by Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. Her amendments were developed at the request of the Guam Fishermen's Cooperative Association and th...More >>
    The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed four amendments that would enshrine federal protections for traditional fishing and cultural practices on Guam and other Pacific Islands, support science-driven fisheries management, and extend the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System to include the Marianas. They were sponsored by Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. Her amendments were developed at the request of the Guam Fishermen's Cooperative Association and th...More >>
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