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  • Pedestrian hit by car at Chamorro Village

    KUAM - News
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in front of Chamorro Village in Hagatna just after 9 pm Wednesday evening. 
  • Team Guam wins gold at Micro Games

    KUAM - Sports
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Our men's national baseball team walked away with the gold medal at this year's Micronesian Games with the 14-6 win over the CNMI. 
  • IT&E upgrades data networks for Guam, CNMI

    KUAM - Weekly Features - Nav Bar
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    IT&E has launched their new networks for Guam and the CNMI.
  • So long, Halong

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Guam spared the worst of Tropical Storm HalongTROPICAL Storm Halong’s damaging winds and continuous rain showers caused downed power lines, scattered tree limbs and flash floods throughout yesterday, but the island remained relatively intact as the tropical storm passed just north of Guam as it headed west.
  • After Arrest of Accused Hacker, Russia Accuses U.S. of Kidnapping

    NYT > Guam
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    After U.S. officials arrested the son of a Russian lawmaker in Guam on an array of hacking charges Saturday, Russians accused the U.S. of kidnapping and violating bilateral treaties.
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    KUAM - Sports

  • Team Guam wins gold at Micro Games

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Our men's national baseball team walked away with the gold medal at this year's Micronesian Games with the 14-6 win over the CNMI. 
  • Micro Games daily update

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Brian Tuncap Jr. trail blazed back from a 4-6, 2-4 deficit to take the second set tiebreaker 7-3 after knotting the set at six.
  • Micro Games Day 8 recap

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Brian Tuncap Jr. overcame a slow start outlasting Anthony John on court 2 to set up a showdown against Charles Oliver Jr. for the golden battle of the Jrs.
  • Micro Games, Day 5 recap

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Guam’s male competitors will face one another to determine the medalists of the singles event as all four members eliminated their respective challengers to force an all Guam finale. 
  • 8th Micronesian Games wrap-up, Day 3

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Guam defeated host Pohnpei in straight sets 25-22, 25-17 and 25-18.
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    Marianas Variety Guam Edition

  • So long, Halong

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Guam spared the worst of Tropical Storm HalongTROPICAL Storm Halong’s damaging winds and continuous rain showers caused downed power lines, scattered tree limbs and flash floods throughout yesterday, but the island remained relatively intact as the tropical storm passed just north of Guam as it headed west.
  • Pedestrian killed near Chamorro Village

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    FIREFIGHTERS responded to an auto-pedestrian accident in Hagåtña last night.
  • Tropical storm Halong causes power outages

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    TROPICAL Storm Halong yesterday brought winds and rains that downed power lines and caused several intermittent power outages in some of the island’s villages.
  • Halong cancels classes, hearings at legislature

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    THE Guam Legislature, University of Guam and Guam Community College closed their respective facilities yesterday as Tropical Storm Halong hammered the island with heavy wind and rain.
  • Unsung heroes brave weather during tropical storm

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    WHILE most residents sat in the comfort of their homes waiting for Tropical Storm Halong to pass, some were out in the field and taking shifts to perform emergency tasks during round-the-clock typhoon response operations.
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    Guam News

  • United Airlines Resumes Normal Operation on Guam

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Guam - (July 30) – United Airlines expects to resume normal operations at Guam International Airport from July 31, 2014, subject to change depending on weather conditions. The airline cancelled all flights scheduled to depart from and arrive at Guam International Airport this afternoon and evening (July 30, 2014) due to adverse weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Halong.United continues to urge customers to check the latest status of their flights at or by calling United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331).About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate…
  • JIC #11: Storm Recovery Efforts Underway

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    JIC Release No. 11 - Recovery Update: July 30, 2014 Guam Public Safety Officers Continue to Protect FamiliesNOTE: Tropical Storm Halong has passed Guam.  The Joint Information Center, by order of the Governor, is now releasing information on recovery efforts.  This is the first in the series of these releases.With the end of the storm response, and the start of the recovery process, Governor Calvo would like to assure the people that emergency response went off without a hitch and will continue to run efficiently and quickly to keep our families safe.“Thank you to the brave men…
  • JIC #12: Make Sure You Stay Safe After the Storm

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    STAY SAFE: Tips to Make Sure You Stay Safe After the Storm JIC Release No. 12 - Storm Update: July 30, 2014As part of our recovery activities, we would like to pass information along to our families about how to ensure your environment is safe. This includes:- Food safety- Road conditions and driving safety- Dealing with debris- Using a generatorGuam EPA and Guam Waterworks Authority personnel will be evaluating the water and wastewater system on Thursday, July 31. Updates about the system will be provided online at and through the Governor’s Facebook page.During the…
  • JIC #16: Port of Guam Re-Opens; No Shortage of Food or Medicine

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    No Food or Medcine Shortage; Port Authority of Guam Remains Closed TonightJIC Release No. 16July 31, 2014The Captain of the Port declared Port Heavy Weather Condition Zulu this morning, thereby suspending operations at the Port Authority of Guam.  Normal port operations will resume once the Captain of the Port ensures that there is a safe, navigable waterway. The Harbor Master is deploying operations and maintenance crews this evening to prepare the port for normal operations as soon as possible.  An assessment of the port will be conducted at first light.The Harbor Master does not…
  • JIC #15: Guam Open for Business Today

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    JIC Release No. 15 - Recovery Update: July 31, 2014SAME DAY: GUAM OPEN FOR BUSINESS AFTER STORMAs a result of the Condition of Readiness (COR) 4, recovery efforts are underway and Guam is open for business.  The Joint Information Center has compiled a list of businesses that opened right after the storm’s passage.Retail·      Micronesia Mall·      The Plaza·      DFS Galleria·      JP SuperstoreGas Stations·      Mobil Oil…
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  • How to Master the Art of Living

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    By Leo Babauta Imagine you had a gorgeous blueberry sitting on the otherwise empty plate in front of you. You pick it up gently, place it on your tongue, and begin to taste it. You already know how a blueberry tastes, and so when this one is a bit riper than you’d like, you make a face, feel the disappointment, swallow it with displeasure. Or perhaps it tastes exactly as you’d expected: no big deal. You swallow, and move on with your day. In the first case, the blueberry was disappointing because it didn’t meet expectations. In the second, it was boring because it met…
  • The Delusional Fantasies We Live With Each Day

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    ‘Most human beings spend 50 to 90 percent or more of their time in their imagination, living in fantasy.’ ~Charlotte Joko Beck By Leo Babauta We fail at creating new habits because of fantasies. We procrastinate because of fantasies. We get frustrated with other people, with ourselves, because of fantasies. We miss out on the wonder of the world because of fantasies. We — all of us — live our lives in delusion most of the time. That might not seem true, but consider: When you wake up and start thinking about what you’re going to do today, your plans aren’t…
  • Living the Simple Life

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    ‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life. A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. A life that isn’t constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and time for nature and activity. That doesn’t mean I have zero clutter and zero complications: I’m a part of the world, not a secluded monk. I…
  • How to Be Prepared for Anything

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    ‘Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.’ ~Marcus Aurelius By Leo Babauta There are various ways to prepare yourself for what might come your way, whether that’s a tough work project, a crisis, the loss of a loved one, an argument with your partner, or the zombie apocalypse. One way is to get everything ready for anything that’s likely to come: get all your survival equipment, prepare your skills, plan for your work projects, get your affairs in order, think through…
  • Turn Toward the Problem

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    By Leo Babauta Much of our lives is spent trying to ignore problems, not wanting to deal with them, procrastinating. Bills are pushed to the side to deal with later. People we have troubles with are avoided. Work we don’t want to do is put off while we browse the Internet. The diet is put off until tomorrow as we eat more junk. Our insecurities are not admitted because we don’t want to think about them. This kind of avoidance, unfortunately, doesn’t work. We put these things off and the problems only fester and grow worse. Bills become late and interest racks up and…
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  • WWII: Prisoners of War sent to Japan

    Shannon Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Nearly 500 Americans from Guam taken to camps in Japan After Guam was captured by the Japanese 10 December 1941, the Americans who remained behind were taken prisoner–477 military personnel (including five female nurses, one civilian woman and her newborn daughter) and 100 civilian men, including businessmen and the American Catholic priests, as well as the Spanish Catholic Bishop, Miguel Olano. According to official records nineteen of them died while they were prisoners. All of them suffered from malnutrition and exposure. Click on image below for a complete listing of the Guam POWs,…
  • WWII: Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi, Last Straggler on Guam

    Shannon Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Hid in Guam jungles Shoichi Yokoi (1915 – 1997) was a sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army, stationed on Guam during the Japanese Occupation of the island during World War II (December 1941- July 1944). Yokoi is best known as one of the last surviving stragglers from the war, having remained hidden in the jungles of Guam for almost 28 years. Assignment on Guam Yokoi was born 31 March 1915 and was raised in the city of Nagoya, Saori, Aichi Prefecture in central Japan. He worked as an apprentice tailor when he was drafted into military service in 1941. Yokoi served in the 29th Infantry…
  • WWII: Oral War Histories of the Chamorro People

    Shannon Murphy
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Guam is attacked In the early morning of 8 Dec. 1941, Japanese war planes flew to Guam from Saipan and bombed the island. They bombed again the next day and then invaded the island by shore on 10 December. The small US military contingent on Guam surrendered and the Japanese quickly took over the island. All of the Americans, nearly 500 people, were taken prisoner. After the initial excitement and confusion, many people packed up their belongings and moved to their lanchos (ranches) away from Sumay and Hagåtña, the two most populated areas of Guam. Before long the Japanese put everyone to…
  • WWII: 45 Chamorros Caught in Wake Invasion

    Shannon Murphy
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Pan Am employees become Wake Island Defenders Before the outbreak of World War II, 45 Chamorro men were employed by Pan American Airways at the company’s facilities in Wake Island, one of the stops on the Pan Am Clipper transPacific air service initiated in 1935. Guam was also a stop. The men worked as kitchen helpers, hotel service attendants, and laborers. But the peaceful life on Wake was shattered 8 Dec. 1941, when Japanese aircraft bombed the island, killing five men from Guam and wounding five others. A day later, those wounded died when a bomb destroyed the hospital. The…
  • WWII: Rising Sun Dawns on Guam

    Shannon Murphy
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Japan attacks the island Saburu Kurusu, diplomatic pouch in hand, stepped off the Pan American Airways Clipper at Sumay while rumors persisted in Guam that war with Japan was imminent. But news reports elsewhere were saying that the Washington-bound Kurusu, special envoy for Emperor Hirohito appointed by the Japanese imperial government, was enroute to peace talks with high American officials. It was November 1941. Japan’s imperial soldiers were administering Japanese influence in Manchuria and aggressively expanding south into more of China. Adolf Hitler had grabbed much of Europe and…
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    Brad Boydston

  • Building with hemp

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    After stumbling across an article on using hemp-concrete in construction I've become quite intrigued with the option.In the US it is still widely illegal to grow hemp because it is a form of Cannabis containing THC. The trajectory in the US is toward full scale legalization of marijuana. Could it be that this will also lead to the full scale development of the hemp sector? We can hope so.Two short articles and two short videos to whet your appetite:A Natural Concrete Made of Hemp Greener Concrete Through Low-Tech and Hi-Tech Methods
  • Groovin' on Luna's latest

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
  • More aerial views of Guam

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Brass eggs

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Thirty years ago, the last week of July, 1984, Cheryl, Kirk, and I rolled into Selah, Washington, riding in our stuffed U-Haul truck with a wounded white Corolla in tow (a story for another time). We were arriving to begin a two year commitment to serve as the pastor of Selah Covenant Church. It was my first full-time post-seminary gig.Well, we had such a great time with that terrific church that the two years stretched into five before we left to do our first church plant in Texas.All those wonderful memories of Selah flooded back up to the surface today when a weighty package arrived in the…
  • How playing an instrument benefits your brain

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    And if your instrument happens to be the ukulele neuroscience has discovered that it also enhances your aloha function!
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • On the Road (California and Oregon)

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Monday we made the drive down from Ashland Oregon to California. Joyce says it is her favorite drive that we make on support raising trips. Through most of the trip we are driving within site of the peak of Mount Shasta and Joyce snapped several pictures of the mountain with her phone. I stayed intent on driving the curves on Interstate 5. Even with several stops and slowdowns for construction the drive only takes about two hours. We are back in Redding now and will be heading for Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley on Thursday. A couple more “road pictures”
  • Ministry at Ashland Bible Church

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Last Sunday Joyce and I had the opportunity to fellowship at Ashland Bible Church in Ashland Oregon. We enjoyed sharing about our ministry at PIU and in Micronesia in the Sunday School hour (pictured above) and in the main worship service. I preached on taking the message of the Bible out to the streets and sharing it within relationships. (That message will be posted soon). After church we enjoyed a picnic at the beautiful home of one of the church members. We also had a fun time there with a spirited singing of old hymns with a large group of people. Thank you to old friends Garland and…
  • This Week in Ezekiel (1-19)

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    The key themes in the prophecy of Ezekiel are God’s Glory and God’s Presence. The book is balanced by God’s glory leaving Jerusalem in judgment at the beginning of the book and returning in restoration at the end. It points out that the most important blessing God gives is the blessing of His Presence with us. All other blessings flow from that. Judgment is mainly the withdrawal of his Presence and subsequent loss of protection and relationship with God. Ezekiel emphasizes over and over that God does not desire to judge us (withdraw from us) but it is our desire to go our own way that…
  • Furlough Update July 25

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    We are now up in Redding. We made the drive yesterday afternoon from El Dorado after a couple nice visits with friends there. In the morning we met Del and Louise Freeman for breakfast at the Golden Waffle in Placerville. Joyce has known Louise since she was in high school and Del since the early 80’s. It was a lot of fun to sit with them for a while. In the early afternoon we met Bob and Jean Werum at their home in Folsom. Bob and Jean have been partners with our ministry since we began in 1984. We were so encouraged that they pray for us every day. I don’t have pictures of either…
  • Sunday Night at Gold Country Baptist

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    On Sunday evening we spoke at Gold Country Baptist Church. GCBC is one of the three churches that have been a part of our mission partnership team since we first left for Palau in 1984. It was a kind of anniversary as we spoke at GCBC in July of 1984 right before we left. So, it was a great night to see many long-time friends and make some new ones. We didn’t get any pictures of the actual service but did get several of us posing with friends. I suppose this is appropriate as Gold Country has sent out more volunteers to us at PIU than any other church. We had a good time talking about what…
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  • Chamorro Studies Beyond the Marianas

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
  • Adios Senator Ben

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Guam Remembers PangelinanAmanda BlasJuly 9, 2014 With great sadness, the island mourned the passing of Sen. Vicente Cabrera Pangelinan, affectionately known as Ben.Pangelinan died yesterday at age 58.Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Guam Memorial Hospital, paying their respects to the late senator."Guam has lost probably the greatest leader of this generation," Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz said.Attorney Mike Phillips, who knew Pangelinan since 1985, said the two grew up together politically."He was always one step ahead and always fighting," Phillips said. "He was always fighting for…
  • Beyond the Media Fences

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    When we look at the media landscape of Guam it is pretty simple. There are two main newspapers. Their ideological difference is sometimes stark, sometimes not. The PDN reflects a clear ideological agenda most of the time. They are the mainstream source of print media, the towering megalith and as such they tend to see their job as guiding the island and sometimes saving it from itself. The Marianas Variety is a worthy challenger at times, showing more ideological breadth and willingness to be critical of things the PDN is not. But the Variety is ultimately a challenger and something which is…
  • Photos from Gaza

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    From the AP, found on the Huffington Post
  • Chamorro Public Service Post #26: Ai Na Pinadesi

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Every time I go to deposit a check at the bank, KC Leon Guerrero is always there. His music reflects in such simple ways the Chamorro worldview and experience. I know many of his songs and I would argue that very few of them are very deep, but there is still an exciting, vibrant Chamorro dimension to them. He has sung about everything from heartache, Chamorro traditions, to racial impurity, to colonial amnesia, to optimistic weather forecasts. In honor of hearing him earlier today while at the bank I decided to post the lyrics to one of his more famous songs "Ai Na…
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    Andersen Air Force Base Photos

  • Raider 21 remembered by deployed aircrew

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Aircrew from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently deployed to Andersen from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., salute as taps is played during the annual Raider 21 memorial ceremony July 21, 2014, in Adelup, Guam. A monument was constructed at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex in 2009 to honor the aircrew lost off the coast of Guam during a mission in support of the 2008 Liberation Day parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released) Download Full Image
  • Raider 21 remembered by deployed aircrew

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Col. Tyrell Chamberlain, 36th Wing vice commander, and his wife Elizabeth stand with Madeleine Bordallo, Guam’s U.S. Congress representative, at the Raider 21 memorial July 21, 2014, in Adelup, Guam. Members of Team Andersen and Government of Guam representatives gather annually to honor the aircrew lost during a mission in support of the 2008 Liberation Day parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)Download Full Image
  • Raider 21 remembered by deployed aircrew

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    First Lt. Daniel Adams carries a wreath during the annual Raider 21 memorial ceremony July 21, 2014, in Adelup, Guam. Members of Team Andersen joined together with Government of Guam representatives to remember the six Airmen who lost their lives when a B-52 Stratofortress that had the Raider 21 call sign crashed off the coast of Guam July 21, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin/Released) Download Full Image
  • Guam celebrates 70 years of liberation

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    A member of the Aklan Association of Guam plays a drum while walking in Guam’s 70th Liberation Day parade July 21, 2014, in Tamuning, Guam. Liberation Day is a celebration of Guam’s freedom from Japanese control during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)Download Full Image
  • Guam celebrates 70 years of liberation

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Service members representing each military branch march in Guam’s 70th Liberation Day parade July 21, 2014, in Tamuning, Guam. Formations of active-duty service members, guardsmen and reservists from each branch of the United States military marched the 1.5-mile route past thousands of spectators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)Download Full Image
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