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Senator-elect Barnett already working on shortage of prison's corrections officers
Senator-elect Barnett already working on shortage of prison's corrections officers

Guam's newly-elected leaders are already getting work ahead of January's inauguration. KUAM News caught-up with one senator-elect during a meeting with officials at the local prison. The Department of Corrections is suffering from a shortage of prison off

Sentencing for Steven Mamaril next week
Sentencing for Steven Mamaril next week

34-year-old Steven Mamaril will be sentenced in District Court next Monday. Mamaril admitted to having sexually explicit photos and videos of a child on his phone, and sending it to coworkers in a WhatsApp group chat back in 2015. The victim was only 16.

Nick Delgado
Unclaimed fetuses given proper burial
Unclaimed fetuses given proper burial

On Friday morning, 11 unclaimed fetuses were given a Mass for A Christian Burial at Pigo Catholic Cemetery. After the Holy Rosary was held by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Ada's Mortuary, The Knights of Columbus and members from the various mo

Nick Delgado
$437K in tax refunds sent out
$437K in tax refunds sent out

On Nov. 29 the Department of Revenue & Taxation processed and the Department of Administration mailed checks or paid by direct deposit 150 Individual Tax refunds totaling $437,033.11 for Tax Year 2021 and prior error-free returns filed on or before Nov. 2

Traditional CHamoru Christmas activities Friday night at UOG
Traditional CHamoru Christmas activities Friday night at UOG

CHamoru Christmas traditions featuring songs, fashion, arts, and food will be featured during the Puengen Minagof Nochebuena, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., today, Dec. 2, in the Humanities and Social Sciences building. UOG’s CHamoru Studies Program is hos

Most Talo'fo'fo' residents at public hearing not in favor of school name change
Most Talo'fo'fo' residents at public hearing not in favor of school name change

More than 70 Talo’fo’fo' residents joined in on the public hearing to rename the village’s elementary school after two educators, Joaquina Mendiola Cruz Roberto and Rosa Garrido Roberto Carter. The hearing was spearheaded by the Guam Edu

Daniel Perez
Dec. 8 Pilgrimage of Santa Marian Kamalen schedule released
Dec. 8 Pilgrimage of Santa Marian Kamalen schedule released

The Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica released a schedule and list of routes for the Island-wide Pilgrimage of Santa Marian Kamalen on Dec. 8.

KUAM News
"Equalize" is theme for 2022 World AIDS Day
"Equalize" is theme for 2022 World AIDS Day

Our local community joined the global fight against AIDS at a wave recently in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Supporters gathered in red in Tamuning, holding signs saying 'Know Your Status', 'Get Tested', and 'Equalize'. This year’s World AIDS Day

Matsuki Hirayama
Capitol Kitchen hosts holiday extravaganza
Capitol Kitchen hosts holiday extravaganza

Kicking off the Season Of Giving, Capitol Kitchen treating many to a delicious spread Thursday night at their restaurant. The event completely outfitted with holiday decor including a gingerbread house right at the entrance. Executive chef Suharto Suharto

Daniel Perez
Art exhibit shines light on Guam's illustrators
Art exhibit shines light on Guam's illustrators

To close out the year, the Lee-Reyes Art Gallery will play host to its newest art exhibit, 'Pictures That Tell A Story' which opens on Saturday, Dec. 3. The exhibit is in partnership with University of Guam Press and shines the spotlight on some of the is

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Final legislative session will consider Guam Heartbeat Bill
Final legislative session will consider Guam Heartbeat Bill

The stage is set for deliberations on the controversial Guam Heartbeat Bill - pro-life legislation that would ban local abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. This comes on the heels of a highly-charged U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year t

Nestor Licanto
NMI's Babauta returns home after climate crisis talks
NMI's Babauta returns home after climate crisis talks

A historic "loss and damage" fund was established at the recent United Nations Climate Conference and the CNMI's Representative Sheila Babauta is back home after advocating for some of those climate change solutions in Egypt where negotiations took place.

Thomas Manglona
Concern over CNMI's BOOST program persists
Concern over CNMI's BOOST program persists

Over in the CNMI, the legislative investigation into the "BOOST" program under the Governor's Office continues. BOOST, which stands for "Building Optimism, Opportunity, and Stability Together" provides financial assistance to local businesses and non prof

Thomas Manglona
Gusty winds could bring lightning and thunder, advisories also issued for rough seas
Gusty winds could bring lightning and thunder, advisories also issued for rough seas

A strong thunderstorm is impacting portions of central Guam on Friday, according to the National Weather Service Guam Weather Forecast Office. Winds in excess of 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected. These gusty winds could knock down tree limbs an

KUAM News
A thankful return of the missing Mangilao chili
A thankful return of the missing Mangilao chili

Jenessa Paulino's Friday was off to a rather unexpected start. She found the beloved big chili that went missing from Mangilao this week. "I was really shocked. It was kind of strange. It’s not usual for me to see the pepper there," she told KUAM Ne

Nick Delgado
Senators expected to vote on Heartbeat Act at last session
Senators expected to vote on Heartbeat Act at last session

The controversial pro-life bill known as the Heartbeat Act has been added to the session agenda. Senators voted 8 to 5 to deliberate on the measure in this month’s final meeting of the lame-duck 36th Guam Legislature. Those voting to add the measure

Nestor Licanto
Donne display found: ‘It’s coming back to Mangilao’
Donne display found: ‘It’s coming back to Mangilao’

Jenessa Paulino was in the car with her cousin early Friday when they came across the donne pepper display that was reported stolen from Mangilao. “I was driving from home headed to work through backroad because it’s a shortcut. It was pouring

Nick Delgado
Librarians train for exciting, safe solar eclipse classroom activities
Librarians train for exciting, safe solar eclipse classroom activities

It’s a hands-on training garnering excitement for the next solar eclipse to grace Guam's skies. At the Guam Public Library in Hagatna, 40 librarians, teachers, and Americorp members learn about the rare hybrid solar eclipse soon expected to cross Gu

Matsuki Hirayama
Handful of GWA, GPA management to receive pay raises
Handful of GWA, GPA management to receive pay raises

Thirty-thousand dollars -- that's the total amount management and attorneys at the Guam Power Authority and Guam Waterworks Authority will get come Jan. 1. Consolidated Commission on Utilities member Simon Sanchez said six were given pay raises, some of w

Daniel Perez
Investigators tracking down who smuggled large amount of meth into prison
Investigators tracking down who smuggled large amount of meth into prison

Authorities are trying to pinpoint who brought this substantial amount of methamphetamine into the Department of Corrections prison. These photos showing several baggies with the drug, makeshift pipes, cell phones, chargers, vapes, and lighters were sent

Nick Delgado
Victim wants restitution just as shooter takes a plea deal
Victim wants restitution just as shooter takes a plea deal

A man who was shot multiple times and survived following an argument that unfolded in Hagat last year told the court he wants financial restitution for his injuries and the trauma he suffered from in the shooting. This comes as the man accused of pulling

Nick Delgado
Janus Tabbada indicted on murder, assault charges in connection to Dededo shooting
Janus Tabbada indicted on murder, assault charges in connection to Dededo shooting

A Superior Court grand jury handed down an indictment against 30-year-old Janus Tabbada. Tabbada is facing charges of murder and aggravated assault in the deadly shooting of Edward Bamba outside of a Dededo home. On Nov. 12, Tabbada allegedly pulled the t

Nick Delgado
Still no date booked for CNMI's State of the Commonwealth Address
Still no date booked for CNMI's State of the Commonwealth Address

The CNMI still awaits a State of the Commonwealth Address that Governor Ralph Torres says he would deliver after the election, but his office has yet to release any official response following multiple requests from KUAM. Meanwhile, the CNMI Legislature i

Thomas Manglona
OSHA investigating man's death at port
OSHA investigating man's death at port

It's been a week now since that tragic accident atop a crane at the Port Authority of Guam. Authorities aren't ready to say how it happened or confirm the victim's name. Officials with federal OSHA confirmed with KUAM News they are investigating the incid

Nick Delgado
Alex Castro to compete in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Thailand 4
Alex Castro to compete in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Thailand 4

Alex Castro is heading to Thailand to compete in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Thailand 4 event on December 10th. Castro will be the island’s first fighter to fight in a bare knuckle sanctioned event. Alex is scheduled to meet Gustaf Cederm

Dave Delgado
Power bill subsidies will continue
Power bill subsidies will continue

You can expect the $100-a-month power bill subsidies to continue. Two very similar bills to fund a five-month extension were discussed at a public hearing Wednesday, and will almost certainly hit the session floor this month. One way or another the govern

Nestor Licanto