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  • Governor appoints 3 to complete Cannabis Control Board

    Governor appoints 3 to complete Cannabis Control Board

    Two weeks since it was signed into law and things are really rollingalong. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero appointed three people to Cannabis Control Board. They are ChamGlam Botanika owner and herbalist Ursula Herrera, Attorney Vanessa Williams and William ParkinMore >>
    Two weeks since it was signed into law and things are really rollingalong. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero appointed three people to Cannabis Control Board. They are ChamGlam Botanika owner and herbalist Ursula Herrera, Attorney Vanessa Williams and William ParkinMore >>
  • Legislature will consider agency, board appointees next week

    Legislature will consider agency, board appointees next week

    Senators set the agenda for next week's legislative session. Twelve bills and a slew of agency director and board appointments were approved for debate during a rules committee meeting Thursday. One of the bills would ease the residency requirements for oMore >>
    Senators set the agenda for next week's legislative session. Twelve bills and a slew of agency director and board appointments were approved for debate during a rules committee meeting Thursday. One of the bills would ease the residency requirements for oMore >>
  • Former mayor of Sinajana Alfonso Pangelinan passes away

    Former mayor of Sinajana Alfonso Pangelinan passes away

    The island is mourning the loss of former Sinajana mayor Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan. Pangelinan was Vice-Mayor of the central village from 1965 to 1967 and Mayor from 1968 to 1973. He also worked for Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo during his two terms in oMore >>
    The island is mourning the loss of former Sinajana mayor Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan. Pangelinan was Vice-Mayor of the central village from 1965 to 1967 and Mayor from 1968 to 1973. He also worked for Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo during his two terms in oMore >>
  • Public auditor says GACS was uncooperative with audit

    Public auditor says GACS was uncooperative with audit

    Public Auditor BJ Cruz responded to criticism thrown his way at the Guahan Academy Charter School oversight hearing. GACS auditor Al Erguiza said the OPA audit of GACS for Fiscal Year 2017 was "biased." Cruz meanwhile fired back saying GACS refused to turMore >>
    Public Auditor BJ Cruz responded to criticism thrown his way at the Guahan Academy Charter School oversight hearing. GACS auditor Al Erguiza said the OPA audit of GACS for Fiscal Year 2017 was "biased." Cruz meanwhile fired back saying GACS refused to turMore >>
  • OPA: transition funds will be audited

    OPA: transition funds will be audited

    The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Transition Fund has now drawn the interest of Public Auditor BJ Cruz. Cruz doing an apparent 180-degree turn. Just a week ago he told KUAM News no audit of the fund had been requested. Cruz also said the audit work schedule was aMore >>
    The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Transition Fund has now drawn the interest of Public Auditor BJ Cruz. Cruz doing an apparent 180-degree turn. Just a week ago he told KUAM News no audit of the fund had been requested. Cruz also said the audit work schedule was aMore >>
  • Community urged to come forward about interactions with Paul Mafnas, Jr.

    Community urged to come forward about interactions with Paul Mafnas, Jr.

    The Guam Police Department is asking the community to come forward if they've encountered Paul Mafnas, Jr. in the past. The repeat sex offender was arrested on Saturday for kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl in Tamuning. According to court documentsMore >>
    The Guam Police Department is asking the community to come forward if they've encountered Paul Mafnas, Jr. in the past. The repeat sex offender was arrested on Saturday for kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl in Tamuning. According to court documentsMore >>
  • Where will all the Cabras oil go once the plant shuts down?

    Where will all the Cabras oil go once the plant shuts down?

    There's a looming problem over the disposal of used oil. How do we get rid of more than 1.5 million gallons of the stuff each year once the power plant, where it's burned, is finally shut down? That's the sticky question that senators want a special taskMore >>
    There's a looming problem over the disposal of used oil. How do we get rid of more than 1.5 million gallons of the stuff each year once the power plant, where it's burned, is finally shut down? That's the sticky question that senators want a special task More >>
  • Guam Academy Charter School pressed on accreditation, audit

    Guam Academy Charter School pressed on accreditation, audit

    Guahan Academy Charter School faced senators last night in an oversight hearing. The controversial charter school had some explaining to do before Education chair Vice Speaker Telena Nelson. GACS lost its accreditation candidacy and according to the chartMore >>
    Guahan Academy Charter School faced senators last night in an oversight hearing. The controversial charter school had some explaining to do before Education chair Vice Speaker Telena Nelson. GACS lost its accreditation candidacy and according to the chartMore >>
  • Police investigating beach confrontation caught on video

    Police investigating beach confrontation caught on video

    Guam Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao confirms they received a report about the incident and police are investigating. Joint Region Marianas says a woman depicted in a video circulating on social media is not JRM Commander, Rear Admiral ShosMore >>
    Guam Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao confirms they received a report about the incident and police are investigating. Joint Region Marianas says a woman depicted in a video circulating on social media is not JRM Commander, Rear Admiral ShosMore >>
  • Residents urged to turn in banned bump stocks

    Residents urged to turn in banned bump stocks

    A joint press conference with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Guam Police Department was held this morning at the Chief of Police’s office in Tiyan to discuss the federal ban on “bump stocks”. Bump stocks areMore >>
    A joint press conference with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Guam Police Department was held this morning at the Chief of Police’s office in Tiyan to discuss the federal ban on “bump stocks”. Bump stocks are More >>
  • Pair accused of raping 12-year-old girl and forcing her into sexual situations

    Pair accused of raping 12-year-old girl and forcing her into sexual situations

    Two people were charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct, child abuse and family violence for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. On Monday, police responded to a disturbance in Yigo where the girl reported the sexual abuse that had been hMore >>
    Two people were charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct, child abuse and family violence for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. On Monday, police responded to a disturbance in Yigo where the girl reported the sexual abuse that had been hMore >>
  • Public Health asks residents to take immunization phone survey

    Public Health asks residents to take immunization phone survey

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct the 2019 National Immunization Survey. The contractor, National Opinion Research Center out of the University of Chicago will contact island residents to assess immunization coverage among cMore >>
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct the 2019 National Immunization Survey. The contractor, National Opinion Research Center out of the University of Chicago will contact island residents to assess immunization coverage among cMore >>
  • DOC wants lawsuit from sister of slain inmate dismissed

    DOC wants lawsuit from sister of slain inmate dismissed

    The Department of Corrections has a filed a motion to dismiss a case filed by Briana Lynn Meno. She is the sister of Justin Meno, an inmate who died in 2017 months after he was founded outside the Maximum Security Unit badly beaten, unconscious, bound andMore >>
    The Department of Corrections has a filed a motion to dismiss a case filed by Briana Lynn Meno. She is the sister of Justin Meno, an inmate who died in 2017 months after he was founded outside the Maximum Security Unit badly beaten, unconscious, bound andMore >>
  • Students taste test for cafeteria menu

    Students taste test for cafeteria menu

    The Guam Department of Education giving students a taste of test of what could be on the menu next school year. Guam Department of Educations students are some the decision makers on what's on public school menus. At JQ San Miguel this morning, they got tMore >>
    The Guam Department of Education giving students a taste of test of what could be on the menu next school year. Guam Department of Educations students are some the decision makers on what's on public school menus. At JQ San Miguel this morning, they got tMore >>
  • 3-car collision in Yigo leaves 1 dead

    3-car collision in Yigo leaves one dead

    Less than 24 hours after the Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division was activated to investigate a fatal crash in Agat, they were called on, again, this time to respond to a fatal crash in Yigo. The crash occurred along Route 1 near the Yigo BanMore >>
    Less than 24 hours after the Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division was activated to investigate a fatal crash in Agat, they were called on, again, this time to respond to a fatal crash in Yigo. The crash occurred along Route 1 near the Yigo BanMore >>
  • Nelson peers into Guahan Academy Charter School

    Nelson peers into Guahan Academy Charter School

    An oversight hearing is planned for tonight for the Guahan Academy Charter School. The school is in the hot seat with education oversight chair Senator Telena Nelson. The senator tells KUAM News GACS concerns her on a number of levels - but first things fMore >>
    An oversight hearing is planned for tonight for the Guahan Academy Charter School. The school is in the hot seat with education oversight chair Senator Telena Nelson. The senator tells KUAM News GACS concerns her on a number of levels - but first things fMore >>
  • Campaign aims to double Guam's colorectal screening rate

    Campaign aims to double Guam's colorectal screening rate

    Get screened for colorectal cancer - that's the message behind a new awareness campaign launched by the American Cancer Society, UOG, Public Health and the FHP clinic. Representatives held a news conference Wednesday, and their advice to the public is toMore >>
    Get screened for colorectal cancer - that's the message behind a new awareness campaign launched by the American Cancer Society, UOG, Public Health and the FHP clinic. Representatives held a news conference Wednesday, and their advice to the public is to More >>
  • Funds available to help families become more energy efficient

    Funds available to help families become more energy efficient

    $359,537 awarded to Guam to help families conserve energy.The Guam Energy Office was awarded $213,233 in program funds for the 2019 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) from the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to this amount, $146,304 in funds fMore >>
    $359,537 awarded to Guam to help families conserve energy.The Guam Energy Office was awarded $213,233 in program funds for the 2019 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) from the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to this amount, $146,304 in funds fMore >>
  • CMS accepts hospital's amended corrective action plan

    CMS accepts hospital's amended corrective action plan

    Crisis averted. The hospital's amended corrective action planhas been approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. And that preserves the Guam Memorial Hospital's eligibility for millions of dollars in federal reimbursements. "Very pleased, and realMore >>
    Crisis averted. The hospital's amended corrective action planhas been approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. And that preserves the Guam Memorial Hospital's eligibility for millions of dollars in federal reimbursements. "Very pleased, and realMore >>
  • 'A Legacy of Peace and Friendship'

    'A Legacy of Peace and Friendship'

    Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio announced the theme and logo for this year's 75th Liberation celebration. Along with the lieutenant governor, Speaker Tina Muna Barnes serves as co-chair of this year's festivities. The speaker explained thMore >>
    Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio announced the theme and logo for this year's 75th Liberation celebration. Along with the lieutenant governor, Speaker Tina Muna Barnes serves as co-chair of this year's festivities. The speaker explained thMore >>
  • Gambling won't run 24/7 at the carnival

    Gambling won't run 24/7 at the carnival

    The rules and regulations for gambling at the liberation carnival are closer to being finalized. The legislature held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the latest draft and proposed amendments. Senators will need to vote soon though, as the clockMore >>
    The rules and regulations for gambling at the liberation carnival are closer to being finalized. The legislature held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the latest draft and proposed amendments. Senators will need to vote soon though, as the clock More >>
  • Agana Heights Coconut Fair on the hunt for biggest coconut, coconut crab

    Agana Heights Coconut Fair on the hunt for biggest coconut, coconut crab

    Mark your calendars because the Agana Heights Coconut Fair returns the village mayor's office grounds from April 26 to April 28. The annual fair celebrates the island's tree of life, spotlighting coconut foods, crafts and even competitions. If you think yMore >>
    Mark your calendars because the Agana Heights Coconut Fair returns the village mayor's office grounds from April 26 to April 28. The annual fair celebrates the island's tree of life, spotlighting coconut foods, crafts and even competitions. If you think yMore >>
  • Aguigui breezes through hearing

    Aguigui breezes through hearing

    It was rave reviews for Adjutant General nominee Colonel (GU) Esther Aguigui. The Leon Guerrero Tenorio administration’s appointee to head the Guam National Guard and the Department of Military Affairs received overwhelming supporting testimony duriMore >>
    It was rave reviews for Adjutant General nominee Colonel (GU) Esther Aguigui. The Leon Guerrero Tenorio administration’s appointee to head the Guam National Guard and the Department of Military Affairs received overwhelming supporting testimony duriMore >>
  • Hearing begins for Aguigui confirmation

    Hearing begins for Aguigui confirmation

    At this hour, the confirmation hearing for the administration's nominee for adjutant general Lt Col. Esther Aguigui. Her nomination has seen some controversy as a reprimand on her record drew criticism. She had received an improper $26,000 housing allowanMore >>
    At this hour, the confirmation hearing for the administration's nominee for adjutant general Lt Col. Esther Aguigui. Her nomination has seen some controversy as a reprimand on her record drew criticism. She had received an improper $26,000 housing allowanMore >>
  • Strong support given at police chief confirmation hearing

    Strong support given at police chief confirmation hearing

    It may have been postponed, but today was his day. A confirmation hearing was held late this afternoon for Stephen Ignacio, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration's top cop to serve as the chief of police The legislature packed to capacity, with family,More >>
    It may have been postponed, but today was his day. A confirmation hearing was held late this afternoon for Stephen Ignacio, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration's top cop to serve as the chief of police The legislature packed to capacity, with family,More >>
  • Archbishop offers prayers after Notre Dame cathedral

    Archbishop offers prayers after Notre Dame cathedral

    Archbishop Michael Byrnes released a statement on the fire that heavily damaged the iconic Notre Dame church in Paris. The Archbishop says "the Church in Guam joins with the citizens of France and Catholics throughout the world to express Her sadness at tMore >>
    Archbishop Michael Byrnes released a statement on the fire that heavily damaged the iconic Notre Dame church in Paris. The Archbishop says "the Church in Guam joins with the citizens of France and Catholics throughout the world to express Her sadness at tMore >>
  • Shelton wants oversight hearing for parole board

    Shelton wants oversight hearing for parole board

    Senator Amanda Shelton is calling for an oversight hearing with the Parole Board. Paul Mafnas was sentenced to 27 years for his 1999 conviction of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct.More >>
    Senator Amanda Shelton is calling for an oversight hearing with the Parole Board. Paul Mafnas was sentenced to 27 years for his 1999 conviction of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct. More >>
  • Back and forth questions SSI funding

    Back and forth questions SSI funding

    Supplemental Security Income for Guam residents and a legislative resolution supporting it was the subject of a hearing today. It was the first bill Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas introduced in Congress and he was back at the Guam Congress Hall to testifyMore >>
    Supplemental Security Income for Guam residents and a legislative resolution supporting it was the subject of a hearing today. It was the first bill Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas introduced in Congress and he was back at the Guam Congress Hall to testify More >>
  • Republican National Committee chair addresses Chamber of Commerce

    Republican National Committee chair addresses Chamber of Commerce

    Guam is not only the place where America's Day Begins, but also where America's Defense Begins. That was the praise from Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, who spoke before the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday ahead of a GOP fundraisingMore >>
    Guam is not only the place where America's Day Begins, but also where America's Defense Begins. That was the praise from Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, who spoke before the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday ahead of a GOP fundraisingMore >>
  • Guam EPA looking into Harmon fire

    Guam EPA looking into Harmon fire

    The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is conducting an investigation after a fire broke out behind the MedPharm building in Harmon. The fire which is also under investigation by Guam Fire ignited at around 12 o'clock this afternoon. When units arrivedMore >>
    The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is conducting an investigation after a fire broke out behind the MedPharm building in Harmon. The fire which is also under investigation by Guam Fire ignited at around 12 o'clock this afternoon. When units arrived More >>
  • Adelup: Transition funds not subject to procurement law

    Adelup: Transition funds not subject to procurement law

    Seventy-thousand dollars in carpet and furniture purchases and $35,000 to a contractor for renovations to Adelup and Government House are not subject to Guam procurement laws since these purchases were made with Lou and Josh transition funds. This accordiMore >>
    Seventy-thousand dollars in carpet and furniture purchases and $35,000 to a contractor for renovations to Adelup and Government House are not subject to Guam procurement laws since these purchases were made with Lou and Josh transition funds. This accordiMore >>
  • Police need help identifying Agat crash victim

    Police need help identifying Agat crash victim

    Highway Patrol is Investigating the 8th traffic-related fatality of the year. A man driving Suzuki Grand Vitara crashed into a guard rail in Agat just before two o'clock this morning. The crash happened along Route 2 and 2A. The Guam Police Department isMore >>
    Highway Patrol is Investigating the 8th traffic-related fatality of the year. A man driving Suzuki Grand Vitara crashed into a guard rail in Agat just before two o'clock this morning. The crash happened along Route 2 and 2A. The Guam Police Department is More >>
  • Take the GDOE school meal survey

    Take the GDOE school meal survey

    The Guam Department of Education is committed to serving nutritious, healthy and tasty meals for students. In line with this mission, the department is conducting a GDOE operated and Food Service Management operated school meals surveys from now until MayMore >>
    The Guam Department of Education is committed to serving nutritious, healthy and tasty meals for students. In line with this mission, the department is conducting a GDOE operated and Food Service Management operated school meals surveys from now until MayMore >>
  • Persons with disabilities 'Do You See Me' exhibit at Guam Congress Hall

    Persons with disabilities 'Do You See Me' exhibit at Guam Congress Hall

    Guma Mami's "Do You See Me: Exploring Stigma through the Eyes of Persons with Disabilities" art and poetry exhibit at the Guam Congress Hall runs through the end of the week. As Guma Mami gears up for its 37th anniversary on Guam, the nonprofit and its coMore >>
    Guma Mami's "Do You See Me: Exploring Stigma through the Eyes of Persons with Disabilities" art and poetry exhibit at the Guam Congress Hall runs through the end of the week. As Guma Mami gears up for its 37th anniversary on Guam, the nonprofit and its coMore >>
  • Confirmation hearing held for Port board appointee Kamia Dierking

    Confirmation hearing held for Port board appointee Kamia Dierking

    The newest appointee to the Port Authority of Guam's board, GTA manager Kamia Dierking, breezed through her confirmation hearing Tuesday. The Port has drawn a lot of scrutiny lately, on issues ranging from the renewed controversy over the firing of sevenMore >>
    The newest appointee to the Port Authority of Guam's board, GTA manager Kamia Dierking, breezed through her confirmation hearing Tuesday. The Port has drawn a lot of scrutiny lately, on issues ranging from the renewed controversy over the firing of seven More >>
  • Mafnas moved to maximum security unit for security reasons

    Mafnas moved to maximum security unit for security reasons

    KUAM News has learned that Paul Santos Mafnas, Jr. has been moved to Post Six in Mangilao. This is the maximum security unit. Although detainees typically are held at the Hagatna Lockup, KUAM News has learned because of the severity of his crime and becauMore >>
    KUAM News has learned that Paul Santos Mafnas, Jr. has been moved to Post Six in Mangilao. This is the maximum security unit. Although detainees typically are held at the Hagatna Lockup, KUAM News has learned because of the severity of his crime and becauMore >>
  • Container catches fire in 'unauthorized controlled burning'

    Container catches fire in 'unauthorized controlled burning'

    Units from the Guam Fire Department responded to a report of an “Unauthorized Controlled Burning” in Harmon just after 12 o’clock this afternoon behind MedPharm. GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly says when units arrived they found a storage More >>
    Units from the Guam Fire Department responded to a report of an “Unauthorized Controlled Burning” in Harmon just after 12 o’clock this afternoon behind MedPharm. GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly says when units arrived they found a storage More >>
  • New hours for Health Professional Licensing Office, Office of Vital Statistics

    New hours for Health Professional Licensing Office, Office of Vital Statistics

    Two offices at the Department of Public health and Social Services have new hours of operations. As of April 8, the Office of Vital Statistics is open Monday to Friday, Except on Government of Guam Holidays. Marriage applications are available from 8 a.m.More >>
    Two offices at the Department of Public health and Social Services have new hours of operations. As of April 8, the Office of Vital Statistics is open Monday to Friday, Except on Government of Guam Holidays. Marriage applications are available from 8 a.m.More >>
  • Police investigating traffic-related fatality in Agat

    Police investigating traffic-related fatality in Agat

    The Guam Police Department is investigating the eighth traffic related fatality of the year. Highway Patrol was activated early this morning to respond to a serious crash along Route 2 in Agat. When KUAM arrived there were representatives from the navy onMore >>
    The Guam Police Department is investigating the eighth traffic related fatality of the year. Highway Patrol was activated early this morning to respond to a serious crash along Route 2 in Agat. When KUAM arrived there were representatives from the navy onMore >>
  • GVB audit lists discrepancies

    GVB audit lists discrepancies

    Auditors didn't find any material weaknesses when reviewing the finances of the Guam Visitors Bureau; however they did find some discrepancies. According to a report issued by the Guam Office of Public Accountability agent services and fees exceeded the aMore >>
    Auditors didn't find any material weaknesses when reviewing the finances of the Guam Visitors Bureau; however they did find some discrepancies. According to a report issued by the Guam Office of Public Accountability agent services and fees exceeded the aMore >>
  • Veterans Town Hall set for Tuesday

    Veterans Town Hall set for Tuesday

    In anticipation of a visit to Guam from representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs a Veterans Town Hall Teleconference will be held on Tuesday at the Guam Community College. The town hall will focus on the following issues: Support for veteraMore >>
    In anticipation of a visit to Guam from representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs a Veterans Town Hall Teleconference will be held on Tuesday at the Guam Community College. The town hall will focus on the following issues: Support for veteraMore >>
  • Killer of family dog sought

    Killer of family dog sought

    A family is mourning and looking for answers tonight as their beloved dog is shot and killed in cold blood. Sumo, the family blue Dobermann wandered off Friday in the Macheche area. After he was found, the family veterinarian told owner Dave Silva Sumo waMore >>
    A family is mourning and looking for answers tonight as their beloved dog is shot and killed in cold blood. Sumo, the family blue Dobermann wandered off Friday in the Macheche area. After he was found, the family veterinarian told owner Dave Silva Sumo waMore >>
  • Just $700 left of $666K in transition funds

    Just $700 left of $666K in transition funds

    Senators are on the lookout for the Lou-&-Josh transition fund report, which was not submitted to the Guam Legislature. KUAM News launched a follow-up inquiry on what appears to be a violation of law committed by the Leon Guerrero administration. KUAM NewMore >>
    Senators are on the lookout for the Lou-&-Josh transition fund report, which was not submitted to the Guam Legislature. KUAM News launched a follow-up inquiry on what appears to be a violation of law committed by the Leon Guerrero administration. KUAM NewMore >>
  • Paul Mafnas is sex offender arrested for similar charges

    Paul Mafnas is sex offender on parole for similar charges

    He allegedly admitted that "sexually assaulting female minors is an addiction of his that he can't resist." 53-year-old Paul Mafnas, Jr. appeared in the Superior Court of Guam this afternoon charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and criminal sexual cMore >>
    He allegedly admitted that "sexually assaulting female minors is an addiction of his that he can't resist." 53-year-old Paul Mafnas, Jr. appeared in the Superior Court of Guam this afternoon charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and criminal sexual cMore >>
  • Games of chance bid packets available Tuesday

    Want to run a poker game at the Liberation Fair?

    Bid packets will be available starting Tuesday for Games of Chance at the carnival along with various other food and souvenir concessions. They can be picked up until Friday at the Mayor's council's office in Hagatna, or can be downloaded at www.mcog.gov.More >>
    Bid packets will be available starting Tuesday for Games of Chance at the carnival along with various other food and souvenir concessions. They can be picked up until Friday at the Mayor's council's office in Hagatna, or can be downloaded at www.mcog.gov.More >>
  • Guam Chamber of Commerce stands against minimum wage increase

    Guam Chamber of Commerce stands against minimum wage increase

    The Guam Chamber of Commerce will oppose any increase in the minimum wage. Chamber President Catherine Castro says a hike will mean that many companies will be forced to hire fewer employees, and put off any business expansion or improvements. Senator JoeMore >>
    The Guam Chamber of Commerce will oppose any increase in the minimum wage. Chamber President Catherine Castro says a hike will mean that many companies will be forced to hire fewer employees, and put off any business expansion or improvements. Senator JoeMore >>
  • Military plans training this week

    Military plans training this week

    Don't be alarmed if you hear multiple gunfire shots in Radio, Barrigada early Tuesday morning. The US Army will be conducting routine training, which includes firing off blanks, at the old Admiral Nimitz golf course site. Meanwhile, the Air Force will beMore >>
    Don't be alarmed if you hear multiple gunfire shots in Radio, Barrigada early Tuesday morning. The US Army will be conducting routine training, which includes firing off blanks, at the old Admiral Nimitz golf course site. Meanwhile, the Air Force will be More >>
  • Rev & Tax says lines for eleventh-hour filers move smoothly

    Rev & Tax says lines for eleventh-hour filers move smoothly

    Not much congestion to speak of on Tax Day. Today was the deadline to file income tax returns, and Rev & Tax director Dafne Shimizu said in a statement that things went smoothly. She says the lines at the various filing locations weren't very long and taxMore >>
    Not much congestion to speak of on Tax Day. Today was the deadline to file income tax returns, and Rev & Tax director Dafne Shimizu said in a statement that things went smoothly. She says the lines at the various filing locations weren't very long and taxMore >>
  • Testimony heard to extend qualifying age for autism services

    Testimony heard to extend qualifying age for autism services

    A joint public hearing held on a pair of bills that would benefit autism services on Guam. Senators Therese Terlaje and Joe San Agustin cosponsored Bills 66 and 68, which would increase the age qualification and insurance cap for autism treatment and provMore >>
    A joint public hearing held on a pair of bills that would benefit autism services on Guam. Senators Therese Terlaje and Joe San Agustin cosponsored Bills 66 and 68, which would increase the age qualification and insurance cap for autism treatment and provMore >>
  • Deadlift and Dames brings out serious competition

    Deadlift and Dames brings out serious competition

    28 female lifters ages 16-65 took part in the Deadlift and Dames fundraising competition at Steel Athletics. Funds raised from the event will go to Harvest House. The competitors were broken up into 3 flights and had 3 attempts to lift their target weightMore >>
    28 female lifters ages 16-65 took part in the Deadlift and Dames fundraising competition at Steel Athletics. Funds raised from the event will go to Harvest House. The competitors were broken up into 3 flights and had 3 attempts to lift their target weightMore >>
  • Over 4,000 take to the streets for United Guam Marathon

    Over 4,000 take to the streets for United Guam Marathon

    The 2019 United Airlines Guam Marathon set a new record for number of participants at this year's race. Thousands of runners took to the course in the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k race distances. Island residents made up about 56% of the numbers, JMore >>
    The 2019 United Airlines Guam Marathon set a new record for number of participants at this year's race. Thousands of runners took to the course in the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k race distances. Island residents made up about 56% of the numbers, JMore >>
  • Get your tickets to 'MAMMA MIA!'

    Get your tickets to 'MAMMA MIA!'

    "You can dance, you can jive...having the time of your life, oooh see that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen..." The timeless lyrics to Abba's hit as well as others will grace the Guam stage. GATE Theatre in conjunction with Father Due&ntiMore >>
    "You can dance, you can jive...having the time of your life, oooh see that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen..." The timeless lyrics to Abba's hit as well as others will grace the Guam stage. GATE Theatre in conjunction with Father Due&ntiMore >>
  • Golden Week could bring an additional 11,000 visitors

    Golden Week could bring an additional 11,000 visitors

    Tourism officials are bracing for a record single-week surge in Japanese arrivals. The airport and GVB held a news conference Monday to announce preparations for what they say will be the "best ever" Golden Week. Some 11,000 additional visitors from JapanMore >>
    Tourism officials are bracing for a record single-week surge in Japanese arrivals. The airport and GVB held a news conference Monday to announce preparations for what they say will be the "best ever" Golden Week. Some 11,000 additional visitors from JapanMore >>
  • Police searching for suspects for robberies in Barrigada, Tamuning

    Police searching for suspects for robberies in Barrigada, Tamuning

    Two separate early morning robberies have the Guam Police Department asking the public’s help in the search for the suspects. The first robbery occurred at around 3 o’clock Sunday morning when a man was walking to work along Chalan San AntonioMore >>
    Two separate early morning robberies have the Guam Police Department asking the public’s help in the search for the suspects. The first robbery occurred at around 3 o’clock Sunday morning when a man was walking to work along Chalan San AntonioMore >>
  • Long list of charges against man arrested for kidnapping

    Long list of charges against man arrested for kidnapping

    The Guam Police Department has released more information on the arrest of Paul Santos, Mafnas, Jr. of Mangilao. He was brought into the Agana Precinct at around 11:30pm on Saturday. Police spokesperson Paul Tapao says Mafnas was charged for: Kidnapping; CMore >>
    The Guam Police Department has released more information on the arrest of Paul Santos, Mafnas, Jr. of Mangilao. He was brought into the Agana Precinct at around 11:30pm on Saturday. Police spokesperson Paul Tapao says Mafnas was charged for: Kidnapping; CMore >>
  • Paul Mafnas, Jr. arrested for kidnapping minor girl

    Paul Mafnas, Jr. arrested for kidnapping minor girl

    53-year-old Paul Santos Mafnas, Jr. has been arrested for the recent kidnapping of a female minor in Tamuning. Agents from the Guam Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division brought him into the Agana Precinct just after 11:30pm on SaturdaMore >>
    53-year-old Paul Santos Mafnas, Jr. has been arrested for the recent kidnapping of a female minor in Tamuning. Agents from the Guam Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division brought him into the Agana Precinct just after 11:30pm on SaturdaMore >>
  • Police ask for public's help in search for kidnapping suspect

    Police ask for public's help in search for kidnapping suspect

    Police are asking for the community’s help in finding a man who kidnapped a young girl in Tamuning on Thursday. He is described as possibly CHamoru or Caucasian. Possibly 40-50 years old and weighing about 140-165 pounds. He is about 5’6&rdquoMore >>
    Police are asking for the community’s help in finding a man who kidnapped a young girl in Tamuning on Thursday. He is described as possibly CHamoru or Caucasian. Possibly 40-50 years old and weighing about 140-165 pounds. He is about 5’6&rdquoMore >>
  • Chris Barnett interviews Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero

    Chris Barnett interviews Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero

    By KUAM NEWS KUAM's Chris Barnett sat down with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero after her first state of the island address. In the interview, Leon Guerrero defends how much she pays her staffers, says the disbanding of the Mandana Drug Task Force had nothing to dMore >>
    By KUAM NEWS KUAM's Chris Barnett sat down with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero after her first state of the island address. In the interview, Leon Guerrero defends how much she pays her staffers, says the disbanding of the Mandana Drug Task Force had nothing to dMore >>
  • Job fair offers JP Torres students career access

    Job fair offers JP Torres students career access

    It's an event that gave students the opportunity to interact with professionals and explore career interests and other career paths that they may not have considered before. "Access Your Career Pathway," is the theme for this year's job fair at JP TorresMore >>
    It's an event that gave students the opportunity to interact with professionals and explore career interests and other career paths that they may not have considered before. "Access Your Career Pathway," is the theme for this year's job fair at JP Torres More >>
  • Start talking relationships with #talkingrocks

    Start talking relationships with #talkingrocks

    With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence has launched a unique community awareness campaign to get people to start talking about pressing issues. It's all about breaking the silence andMore >>
    With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence has launched a unique community awareness campaign to get people to start talking about pressing issues. It's all about breaking the silence andMore >>
  • Gather your team for 'Fire Truck Pull for Autism'

    Gather your team for 'Fire Truck Pull for Autism'

    With April being Autism Awareness Month, the Guam Fire Department is teaming up with Autism Community Together for the first ever 'Fire Truck Pull For Autism.' It all started with a phone call to ACT President Josephine Blas. "He said they wanted to do soMore >>
    With April being Autism Awareness Month, the Guam Fire Department is teaming up with Autism Community Together for the first ever 'Fire Truck Pull For Autism.' It all started with a phone call to ACT President Josephine Blas. "He said they wanted to do soMore >>
  • San Agustin wants to raise minimum wage by next year

    San Agustin wants to raise minimum wage by next year

    There's another proposal to raise Guam's minimum wage.Sen. Joe S. San Agustin is floating a plan to increase it to $9.25 an hour by January of next year. San Agustin said with prices rising on everything from gas to groceries, he believes a minimum wage hMore >>
    There's another proposal to raise Guam's minimum wage.Sen. Joe S. San Agustin is floating a plan to increase it to $9.25 an hour by January of next year. San Agustin said with prices rising on everything from gas to groceries, he believes a minimum wage hMore >>
  • Indictment against former restaurant manager dropped

    Indictment against former restaurant manager dropped

    A federal indictment against who at the time was a top manager at a popular food chain has been dismissed. In July 2017 Lerma Aquino was at the time a senior manager for TGI Fridays was accused of underreporting service charges received by employees, whicMore >>
    A federal indictment against who at the time was a top manager at a popular food chain has been dismissed. In July 2017 Lerma Aquino was at the time a senior manager for TGI Fridays was accused of underreporting service charges received by employees, whicMore >>
  • Former DOD contractor pleads not guilty to sex charges

    Former DOD contractor pleads not guilty to sex charges

    He was flown from Idaho back to Guam where he faces federal charges of attempted Enticement of a Minor and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Materials to Minors. Michael Mccarron pleaded not guilty and a jury trial was scheduled for June 18th. Mccarron is a fMore >>
    He was flown from Idaho back to Guam where he faces federal charges of attempted Enticement of a Minor and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Materials to Minors. Michael Mccarron pleaded not guilty and a jury trial was scheduled for June 18th. Mccarron is a fMore >>
  • Confirmation hearing held for budget director

    Confirmation hearing held for budget director

    A confirmation hearing was held Friday for Budget director appointee Lester Carlson. He's a holdover from the Calvo administration, and has effectively been serving as acting BBMR director for the past two years. Carlson was asked to stay on by the currenMore >>
    A confirmation hearing was held Friday for Budget director appointee Lester Carlson. He's a holdover from the Calvo administration, and has effectively been serving as acting BBMR director for the past two years. Carlson was asked to stay on by the currenMore >>
  • Woman, 48, charged with home invasion

    Woman, 48, charged with home invasion

    A 48-year- old woman has been charged with Home Invasion and Aggravated Assault. Daisy Digelmar is accused of kicking in the door of a Mongmong residents, entering a bedroom and stomping on a man's head multiple times to wake him up. After the victim wentMore >>
    A 48-year- old woman has been charged with Home Invasion and Aggravated Assault. Daisy Digelmar is accused of kicking in the door of a Mongmong residents, entering a bedroom and stomping on a man's head multiple times to wake him up. After the victim wentMore >>
  • Sen. Pedo Terlaje supports Mandaña reorganization

    Sen. Pedo Terlaje supports Mandaña reorganization

    The Mandana Drug Task Force is now solely comprised of officers within the Guam Police Department's Special Investigation Section. The task force was created by an executive order signed by former Gov. Eddie Calvo. KUAM News spoke to Committee Chair on PuMore >>
    The Mandana Drug Task Force is now solely comprised of officers within the Guam Police Department's Special Investigation Section. The task force was created by an executive order signed by former Gov. Eddie Calvo. KUAM News spoke to Committee Chair on PuMore >>
  • Cops use sports to keep kids away from crime

    Cops use sports to keep kids away from crime

    The Guam Police Department and several of their community partners are teaming up to use sports to teach our island's youth to Fade Away from Violence. It's a program scoring big with these kids. "Just don't get in trouble because there's no use for it whMore >>
    The Guam Police Department and several of their community partners are teaming up to use sports to teach our island's youth to Fade Away from Violence. It's a program scoring big with these kids. "Just don't get in trouble because there's no use for it whMore >>
  • Hagåtña Pool reopens Saturday

    Hagåtña Pool reopens Saturday

    Closed for five months, the Hagåtña Pool will finally be reopened to the public. On Saturday at 1 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate its reopening. The pool was closed since November due to maintenance issues.More >>
    Closed for five months, the Hagåtña Pool will finally be reopened to the public. On Saturday at 1 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate its reopening. The pool was closed since November due to maintenance issues.More >>
  • Transition fund unpoliced

    Transition fund unpoliced

    The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration raised and spent $666,000 in "transition and inaugural funds," but it appears there's no one to hold them accountable for how they spent the money or what they spent it on. The Lou and Josh team raised a record $1.More >>
    The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration raised and spent $666,000 in "transition and inaugural funds," but it appears there's no one to hold them accountable for how they spent the money or what they spent it on. The Lou and Josh team raised a record $1.More >>
  • GMH submits amended corrective action plan

    GMH submits amended corrective action plan

    The Guam Memorial Hospital has met today's deadline to submit its amended corrective action plan to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The hospital is facing possible termination from the federal program after a February inspection which founMore >>
    The Guam Memorial Hospital has met today's deadline to submit its amended corrective action plan to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The hospital is facing possible termination from the federal program after a February inspection which founMore >>
  • Governor touts fiscal discipline in first state of the island address

    Governor touts fiscal discipline in first state of the island address

    Fiscal discipline will be the hallmark of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration "The state of our island is what I am able to affirm today and it is this: We are here now, and the State of Our Island is Promising," she said. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero deliMore >>
    Fiscal discipline will be the hallmark of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration "The state of our island is what I am able to affirm today and it is this: We are here now, and the State of Our Island is Promising," she said. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero deliMore >>
  • War survivors can apply for honorary diploma

    War survivors can apply for honorary diploma

    With high school graduations just around the corner, the Guam Department of Education invites a special group to apply for an honorary diploma. GEB Chairman Mark Mendiola says the diploma honors Guam's greatest generation. "These are survivors of the warMore >>
    With high school graduations just around the corner, the Guam Department of Education invites a special group to apply for an honorary diploma. GEB Chairman Mark Mendiola says the diploma honors Guam's greatest generation. "These are survivors of the war More >>
  • SEED talk presenters inspire with ideas, challenge conventions

    SEED talk presenters inspire with ideas, challenge conventions

    Last night an amazing array of talented and passionate speakers took to the stage at the Guam Museum for the SEED talks, a rapid series of topic-centric presentations about sustainability and how we need to take care of our environment. And leading-off waMore >>
    Last night an amazing array of talented and passionate speakers took to the stage at the Guam Museum for the SEED talks, a rapid series of topic-centric presentations about sustainability and how we need to take care of our environment. And leading-off waMore >>
  • Get all your election news online & interactively from KUAM

    Get all your election news online & interactively from KUAM

    The big news heading into this fall is the election, and so our digital team has put together a series of helpful and fun products to help you make an informed decision when you head to the polls. We're all over the map with our coverage of the Decision 2More >>
    The big news heading into this fall is the election, and so our digital team has put together a series of helpful and fun products to help you make an informed decision when you head to the polls. We're all over the map with our coverage of the Decision 2More >>
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  • Governor appoints 3 to complete Cannabis Control Board

    Governor appoints 3 to complete Cannabis Control Board

    Two weeks since it was signed into law and things are really rollingalong. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero appointed three people to Cannabis Control Board. They are ChamGlam Botanika owner and herbalist Ursula Herrera, Attorney Vanessa Williams and William ParkinMore >>
    Two weeks since it was signed into law and things are really rollingalong. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero appointed three people to Cannabis Control Board. They are ChamGlam Botanika owner and herbalist Ursula Herrera, Attorney Vanessa Williams and William ParkinMore >>
  • Legislature will consider agency, board appointees next week

    Legislature will consider agency, board appointees next week

    Senators set the agenda for next week's legislative session. Twelve bills and a slew of agency director and board appointments were approved for debate during a rules committee meeting Thursday. One of the bills would ease the residency requirements for oMore >>
    Senators set the agenda for next week's legislative session. Twelve bills and a slew of agency director and board appointments were approved for debate during a rules committee meeting Thursday. One of the bills would ease the residency requirements for oMore >>
  • Former mayor of Sinajana Alfonso Pangelinan passes away

    Former mayor of Sinajana Alfonso Pangelinan passes away

    The island is mourning the loss of former Sinajana mayor Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan. Pangelinan was Vice-Mayor of the central village from 1965 to 1967 and Mayor from 1968 to 1973. He also worked for Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo during his two terms in oMore >>
    The island is mourning the loss of former Sinajana mayor Alfonso Matanane Pangelinan. Pangelinan was Vice-Mayor of the central village from 1965 to 1967 and Mayor from 1968 to 1973. He also worked for Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo during his two terms in oMore >>
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