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Shelton proposes $500 in typhoon aid for Guam taxpayers
Shelton proposes $500 in typhoon aid for Guam taxpayers

Senator Amanda Shelton has submitted a bill for a one-time $500 direct payment to local taxpayers for post-Typhoon Mawar relief. The bill says the payment is limited to $500 for each individually or jointly-filed tax return. The measure gives the Lou Leon

Guam Red Cross team doubles daily meal distribution volume to 2,200
Guam Red Cross team doubles daily meal distribution volume to 2,200

Ensuring no one goes hungry, a member of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter, Margie Nicolas, is in charge of feeding island residents across the island’s four different shelters in addition to her fellow Red Cross volunteers. According to Nicolas,

Destiny Cruz
76 Circle K capping fuel purchases to $40 & two 5-gallon containers
76 Circle K capping fuel purchases to $40 & two 5-gallon containers

One of two South Pacific Petroleum Corporation refueling racks were down earlier today, according to Port Authority of Guam general manager Rory Respicio. This affected the 76 Circle K refueling rack. 76 Vice President and Marketing and Store Operations M

Matsuki Hirayama
Red Cross Guam Chapter has 200+ volunteers providing typhoon aide
Red Cross Guam Chapter has 200+ volunteers providing typhoon aide

The American Red Cross Guam Chapter's Volunteer of the Year, Dan Cogar, spoke with KUAM about relief efforts post-Typhoon Mawar. The non-profit organization, alongside the National Red Cross and over 200 volunteers, are boots on the ground working on gett

Destiny Cruz
Drunk man tasered after charging at cops
Drunk man tasered after charging at cops

Police are forced to taser a man armed with a knife in a central village neighborhood. It happened a week ago in the early morning hours near an apartment building in Mangilao. Prosecutors allege 36-year-old JS Frances was drunk when he threatened to harm

Nick Delgado
Arrests made amid island residents waiting hours in line for gas
Arrests made amid island residents waiting hours in line for gas

People are lining up for hours even before gas stations open as lines extend miles away from the pump. The wait for some people have even gone to double-digits and tensions are rising. One man even getting the police called on him at 76 Circle K Ypao in T

Matsuki Hirayama
Pair of 19-year-olds arrested for Yigo burglary
Pair of 19-year-olds arrested for Yigo burglary

Two men are arrested, two others on the run in connection to a weekend burglary in Yigo. It happened Saturday night at the New Yes Mart – just a couple of days after the storm. 19-year-olds Kesiano Nikot and Maniet Rukan are each charged with burgla

Nick Delgado
Saipan community organizes relief for Guam, Rota after Typhoon Mawar
Saipan community organizes relief for Guam, Rota after Typhoon Mawar

Residents on Saipan are coming together to provide relief to Guam and Rota with the memory of Typhoon Yutu fresh in their minds. Rota and Guam are picking up the pieces in the aftermath of Typhoon Mawar. Residents of Saipan know the feeling when they were

Thomas Manglona
Typhoon Mawar allows Guam weather watcher to meet long-lost cousin
Typhoon Mawar allows Guam weather watcher to meet long-lost cousin

During one of the most inopportune times to do what might be seen as trivial research or expansion of your social medai graph, one of the stars of the Typhoon Mawar era on Guam found made a new friend... who happens to be a relative. Landon Aydlett, the N

Jason Salas
Todu Guam Foundation rolling out with mobile medical care to island neighborhoods
Todu Guam Foundation rolling out with mobile medical care to island neighborhoods

The Todu Guam Foundation is rolling out with their mobile medical facility, bringing much-needed medical care to neighborhoods and pockets within island villages. Lena Rodriguez talked with KUAM News about how they're stepping-up and reaching-out in our c

Jason Salas
Free trash collection for all, green waste disposal locations set
Free trash collection for all, green waste disposal locations set

Free trash services will be provided for everyone, even those who are not registered customers with Guam Solid Waste Authority. Officials said due to the increase in waste volume and several roads still blocked by typhoon debris, some delays may occur. Co

Nick Delgado
21% of power restored
21% of power restored

More people will soon be getting their electricity restored and the much needed air conditioning back up and running. The Guam Power Authority’s restoration efforts are picking up. Officials said the crews are divided into sectors to systematically

Nick Delgado
Guam airport is operational, but difficult to estimate when full functionality will be restored
Guam airport is operational, but difficult to estimate when full functionality will be restored

The A.B. Won Pat International Guam Airport is has reopened following significant flooding from Typhoon Mawar, as an estimated 5,000 passengers await travel. According to GIAA executive manager John Quinata, the airport is fully operational. Still, he say

Destiny Cruz
Guam caterers cook thousands of meals for struggling residents in wake of Typhoon Mawar
Guam caterers cook thousands of meals for struggling residents in wake of Typhoon Mawar

Volunteers from Habibi Catering, Lyt Restaurant, Quick Bites and more cooking up a storm in the aftermath of Typhoon Mawar to keep displaced families and first responders fed. They started preparing before the storm and have pushed out over 2,000 meals. B

Matsuki Hirayama
Child shot in face by another child on Saipan; CNMI working with GPD
Child shot in face by another child on Saipan; CNMI working with GPD

A 7-year-old boy was medically evacuated from Saipan to Guam after he was shot in the face by another child in Kagman on Saipan. CNMI police say it happened on Sunday, May 21, and a preliminary investigation revealed that the two minors were playing in a

Thomas Manglona
Yigo woman looks out at what was once her home in Wusstig Road
Yigo woman looks out at what was once her home in Wusstig Road

A family asks for the community's help after her home was been completely blown away by Typhoon Mawar. Maxina Thol, who has been living in this part of Wusstig Yigo for two years looks out where her home once stood. Their items scattered all around. Durin

Julianne Hernandez
Dededo family says they've been shot at multiple times
Dededo family says they've been shot at multiple times

A Dededo family is living in fear after they were shot at multiple times along Route 3 NCS last Thursday, the same day Typhoon Mawar left our region. The victim tells KUAM he had his wife and six children, the youngest 4-years-old, were inside their car a

Nick Delgado
Rota recovery well under way after Typhoon Mawar; CNMI prepares to aid Guam
Rota recovery well under way after Typhoon Mawar; CNMI prepares to aid Guam

The CNMI Governor and Lt. Governor visit Rota as more residents are put back on the grid. "We were able to talk to the mayor and assure the people, the leadership of Rota, that we are here to help them," Gov. Arnold Palacios said. The administration asses

Thomas Manglona
Major announcement by FEMA
Major announcement by FEMA

President Joe Biden has authorized Individual Assistance for Guam residents impacted by Typhoon Mawar. FEMA external affairs officer Veronica Verde spoke with KUAM’s Nestor Licanto on the process for Guamanians to apply for aide.

Nestor Licanto
Mayor's Council of Guam president erupts with harsh criticism about underperforming typhoon response
Mayor's Council of Guam president erupts with harsh criticism about underperforming typhoon response

Mayor's Council of Guam president Jesse Alig, of Piti, spoke with Nick Delgado and didn't hold back when venting his frustrations, now in Day 5, over what he sees as an underpeforming response effort to Typhoon Mawar by the Government of Guam. He said, wh

Nick Delgado
Returning Guamanians find themselves stranded abroad after typhoon
Returning Guamanians find themselves stranded abroad after typhoon

Several Guamanians have found themselves stranded away from home, trying to come back to help with the post-Typhoon Mawar recovery effort. Dr. Jasmine Wenzel finds herself stuck in Japan with several other islanders, after attending her graduate school gr

Jason Salas
Adelup, Mayors meet with FEMA to discuss recovery
Adelup, Mayors meet with FEMA to discuss recovery

Senior officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 9, Bob Fenton, and FEMA Associate Administrator for the Office of Response & Recovery Anne Binks are on island to begin recovery assistance dur

Nick Delgado
Airport reopening, emergency shelters stop accepting residents
Airport reopening, emergency shelters stop accepting residents

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport will reopen to the public Monday at 3 p.m., but passengers could expect delays in the process to get to their gates. The heavy rainfall from Typhoon Mawar resulted in flooding in the terminal. “As we reopen, I

Nick Delgado
Port re-opens, containers to be off-loaded today
Port re-opens, containers to be off-loaded today

Port operations will resume today with the Port ready to offload a Matson container ship. Employees have been working around the clock. As of yesterday, the Port terminal yard has been completely cleaned up . Although the Port sustained significant damage

Nestor Licanto
United’s humanitarian flight arrives today
United’s humanitarian flight arrives today

A plane filled with disaster relief supplies is set to arrive on Guam today to assist the island following the destruction left behind by Typhoon Mawar. United Airlines launched its first humanitarian flight to Guam, a Boeing 777 from San Francisco. The t

Nick Delgado
Guam's visitor industry, local clinics aiding stranded travelers post-typhoon
Guam's visitor industry, local clinics aiding stranded travelers post-typhoon

This Memorial Day Weekend - traditionally the first weekend of the lucrative summer season for Guam's tourism industry - the cash cow of our ecoomy finds itself in a different state this year. The impacts from Typhoon Mawar, which made landfall on Wednesd

Jason Salas