by Mindy Aguon
Guam - There's debate in the U.S. Senate about a trillion-dollar spending bill introduced by Democrats. Arizona senator John McCain took issue with many of the thousands of earmarks, including some specific to Guam.
Among those were $5 million for tropical and subtropical research, $400,000 for agriculture development in the American Pacific, $800,000 for Apra Harbor strategic port infrastructure improvements for the military buildup, $125,000 for fishery equipment for the Guam Fishermen's Co-Op and $778,000 for the Guam National Guard to plan and design an assembly hall and family support center.
According to wire reports, Senator McCain said the current spending bill is "shameful". Senators may vote as soon as Thursday, but some lawmakers are adamant about the cutting the deficit.
The Legislative Ethics Committee has dismissed the complaint against Senator Fernando Esteves, and says it considers the matter closed. Resident Barry Mead filed the complaint against Esteves for his role in a protest earlier this year against the live fire training range at Andersen Air Force Base's Northwest Field.More >>
Guam's jungles are often said to be silent, as brown tree snakes kill off our native birds. Visiting and local students attended GCC's first annual Marianas Terrestrial Conservation Conference to speak up about their eco-preservation projects.More >>