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24 Guamanians admitted to hospitals, 141 new cases confirmed
24 Guamanians admitted to hospitals, 141 new cases confirmed

The island's COVID cases reported on Wednesday were 141 new cases from 1,402 specimens gathered on August 9. 14 of those cases were reported by the Department of Defense. 24 people are hospitalized due to the virus, with one requiring ICU-level treatment.

iLearn Academy Charter School opens new Dededo campus
iLearn Academy Charter School opens new Dededo campus

The Home of the Lions, iLearn Academy Charter School, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate the completion of their new school. The new facility is now located in the village of Dededo and they’re more than happy to finally have a

Daniel Perez
Woman wanted for more than $46K in forgery, theft
Woman wanted for more than $46K in forgery, theft

Over in the CNMI, Patricia Bermudes Aldan is wanted by authorities for forgery and theft amounting to $46,027. Aldan allegedly took that money through a forged check after working temporarily for the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games, which was hosted

Thomas Manglona
Inflation Reduction Act has landmark implications for Guam, CNMI
Inflation Reduction Act has landmark implications for Guam, CNMI

The Inflation Reduction Act is being lauded for its sweeping health and environmental impact, including on Guam and the CNMI. President Joe Biden is expected to sign it into law in the next week, which would open up offshore wind development to the region

Thomas Manglona
Video from Dededo Center stabbing depicts attack on third man
Video from Dededo Center stabbing depicts attack on third man

A video apparently of the stabbing death of a man at the Dededo Center parking lot early Monday morning is circulating on social media. Police have yet to confirm the video, but it shows two men attacking a third man, and then others trying to stop the as

Nestor Licanto
A new school year begins at Tiyan High with optimism, gratitude
A new school year begins at Tiyan High with optimism, gratitude

A little over 24,000 students across the Guam Department of Education returned to school today for the new school year. In Central Guam, class is now back in session for 1,018 Tiyan High School students as their first day kicked-off. The high school waste

Daniel Perez
Andersen AFB firefighters spruce-up Latte Heights bus stop for kids
Andersen AFB firefighters spruce-up Latte Heights bus stop for kids

A group of firefighters from Andersen Air Force Base completed renovations on a dilapidated bus stop that they recently adopted, just in time for the kids and the brand new school year. If you happen to be driving through Adadao Road in Latte Heights, it

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Policeman indicted for fatal shooting pleads not guilty
Policeman indicted for fatal shooting pleads not guilty

The police officer indicted for the fatal shooting at the Dededo Shell gas station in March pled not guilty to the charges today. His attorney says Officer Justin Quenga acted professionally in a highly volatile situation, and he accused the attorney gene

Nestor Licanto
School counselors call for clear definition of duties, scope of work
School counselors call for clear definition of duties, scope of work

Public school counselors want clarity on their duties and responsibilities, and they don't want to be distracted with anything that takes them away from helping needy students - that was the focus of a roundtable hearing on a bill by Senator Telena Nelson

Nestor Licanto
384th COVID death is 80-year-old woman
384th COVID death is 80-year-old woman

Another COVID death is reported today, according to the Joint Information Center. The 384th COVID-related-fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City on August 5, with the patient being an 80-year-old female, fully vaccinated without a booster, wi

Daniel Perez
Governor's order outlines mask wearing, physical distancing in healthcare settings
Governor's order outlines mask wearing, physical distancing in healthcare settings

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed an executive order into law on Monday relative to implementing mask wearing and physical distancing requirements in healthcare settings. The law went into effect this morning at midnight. All healthcare settings are now r

Daniel Perez
Budget session pushed-back a day
Budget session pushed-back a day

The Fiscal Year 2023 budget session got underway today, but senators gathered just briefly. Appropriations chairman Senator Joe San Agustin, who will preside over the deliberations, moved to start the discussions on Tuesday. "I have two motions. one of th

Nestor Licanto
Detectives looking into stabbing death at Dededo Center
Detectives looking into stabbing death at Dededo Center

No new information is available on the man who was found stabbed to death early Monday morning in the parking lot at the Dededo Center. A police spokesperson says detectives are following-up on leads and are talking to people who may have been present dur

Nestor Licanto
United Airlines strengthening lucrative Japan routes
United Airlines strengthening lucrative Japan routes

More flights are being added to the all-important Guam-Japan route. As of this month, United Airlines now operates 28 flights a week from four major Japanese cities, and is also resuming service between Narita and Saipan. United currently flies between To

Nestor Licanto
Giving Every Tuesday: Kersha Taitano represents in Starling Collective
Giving Every Tuesday: Kersha Taitano represents in Starling Collective

Kersha Taitano one of 50 leaders around the world selected to be a cohort as part of Giving Tuesday's Starling Collective. Late last year Kersha Taitano represented Guam as one of Giving Tuesday's Starling Cohorts. She was amoong 50 other leaders selected

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Guam native who ran for Congress undeterred by 3rd place finish
Guam native who ran for Congress undeterred by 3rd place finish

A Guam daughter vying for a seat in U.S. Congress living in California says it's not all over after coming in third. KUAM News sat down with Kylie Taitano, who says it's not over yet as her recent campaign marked a victory as it electrified the Pacific Is

Thomas Manglona
Harvest House, community members equip 600 foster kids with school supplies
Harvest House, community members equip 600 foster kids with school supplies

On Friday, The Harvest House held their annual back-to-school supply stash event. As foster families made their way into the gym, you could see the eyes of kids widen in excitement, seeing all the colorful balloons, Legos galore, and the warm and friendly

Joan Aguon Charfauros
How are GDOE campuses preparing for start of a new school year?
How are GDOE campuses preparing for start of a new school year?

A little over 24,000 students are expected to return tomorrow for the new school year. This number includes all students from all schools under the Guam Department of Education. With the new school year beginning tomorrow, GDOE interim public information

Daniel Perez
Jury selection begins Wednesday for Nicholas Moore trial
Jury selection begins Wednesday for Nicholas Moore trial

Jury selection for Nicholas Moore begins tomorrow morning before Superior court judge Alberto Tolentino. Moore is charged with aggravated assault, terrorizing and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He is accused of the October 2020 driv

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Joey Terlaje faces trial this month
Joey Terlaje faces trial this month

Another high-profile case is scheduled for trial on August 17. Former Corrections deputy director Joey Terlaje is charged with felonious restraint and official misconduct in connection with a 2017 incident in which he alleged helped restrain the former gi

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Friends of Business Summit being hosted in Saipan
Friends of Business Summit being hosted in Saipan

With a focus on regional development, the Small Business Administration, CNMI Governor's Council of Economic Advisers, and the Saipan Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Friends of Business Summit." The one-day summit will take place on August 10 at the Sai

Thomas Manglona
NMI students won't face mask mandate when heading back to class
NMI students won't face mask mandate when heading back to class

Over 10,000 students in the Northern Marianas Public School Students will not be mandated to wear a mask when the new school year starts in the next week.

Thomas Manglona
New building opens for Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority
New building opens for Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority

The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority opened the doors to its new COTA Administrative Building and Maintenance Facility on Saipan. Federal transit parnets and local government officials cut the ribbon on Monday morning in one of the first federally

Thomas Manglona
Guam's 383rd COVID-related death confirmed
Guam's 383rd COVID-related death confirmed

The Joint Information Center reports the island's 383rd-COVID-related death today. The patient was a 51-year-old male, fully vaccinated with one booster, with underlying health conditions, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Regional Medical Ci

Daniel Perez
Stabbing death in Dededo
Stabbing death in Dededo

There was a stabbing death early this morning in the parking lot of the Dededo Center, the building where the old Crown Bakery was located police responded to the scene about 1:30am. They found a man who was unresponsive with multiple puncture wounds to h

Joan Aguon Charfauros
GCC showcases services at weekend college fair
GCC showcases services at weekend college fair

The Guam Community College held a college fair at the Micronesia Mall over the weekend. Dozens of curious residents walked over to the various booths GCC had in place. They also offered on-site services including financial aid, health services, academic c

Daniel Perez