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Esther Kia'aina latest to resign from position

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Another federal official with direct oversight of Guam has resigned. Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Esther Kia'aina - a Barack Obama appointee - stepped down as a courtesy to the new Donald Trump administration. 

According to their official website, OIA Director Nik Pula will replace her in an acting capacity until a permanent Assistant Secretary is named.  Kiaaina was born and raised in Guam. She is one of three people from Guam to hold the post.  She was preceded by Tony Babauta, who was also appointed by Obama, and by Ferdinand "Danny" Aranza, a Clinton appointee who is originally from Dededo. 

Separately, US Attorney for Guam Alicia Limtiaco also resigned Monday at the request of Trump-appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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