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Veterans Day, Still No Right to Vote

Neil Weare | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Neil Weare

On Veterans Day in 2015, it is a national embarrassment that more than 150,000 veterans living in U.S. territories will be denied the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief next November.

Guam Passes Legislation To Chemically Castrate Convicted Sex Offenders

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Legislators in the U.S. territory of Guam have voted in favor of a measure to allow the Department of Corrections to begin chemically castrating pedop...

End the War in Guam

Frances Negrón-Muntaner | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Frances Negrón-Muntaner

The success in Cuba begs the question of why the U.S. government still refuses to end World War II on the island of Guam, a U.S. territory for over a century.

My Fight for Marriage Equality on Guam

David Cruz III | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
David Cruz III

How was this happening all over again? Why did the Governor decide that it was in his power to pick and choose which laws he was going to enforce?

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Guam

AP | GRACE GARCES BORDALLO | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting th...

The State Of The Union Gets Awkward When You Can't Vote For A President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Neil Weare

When the president starts talking about voting rights for all Americans, heck, that's pretty exciting if you're a non-voting delegate. Until you realize he is not talking about you or the four million U.S. citizens you represent. Then it gets awkward.

The Aftermath

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.

On Constitution Day, 4 Million Still 'Separate and Unequal'

Neil Weare | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Neil Weare

Today, the U.S. Constitution celebrates its 227th birthday. For more than half those years -- 115 to be exact -- residents of overseas U.S. territories have been denied full and equal membership as part of We the People. Now it is time to recognize that these citizens deserve to be treated as full and equal members of We the People.

Suspect Accused Of Killing 3 Tourists In Rampage Assaulted In Jail

AP | GRACE GARCES BORDALLO | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The lawyer for a Guam man accused of killing three tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage said Monday that her client was ass...

Top 10 Historic Battlefields

Cheapflights | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

Our top 10 historic battlefields are just a sampling of the places where we can pay our respects to the fallen. However, they stand out for the attention they pay to preserving and sharing the history that unfolded on these very spots.

Coral Loss, Water Supplies, Increased Temperatures Top Hawai'i and Pacific Region Concerns in 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment

East-West Center | Posted 07.07.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

"Climate change is here, climate change is happening, and we have to do something about it," William Aila Jr., Chair of the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources, repeatedly emphasized during his opening remarks at a recent briefing.

4 Activities College-Bound Students Should NOT Do This Summer

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
J.D. Rothman

It is no secret that the admissions committees are very concerned about what you do with your spare time -- be it volunteering with lepers in India or interning as a trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil.

The Exotic American Island That No One Knows About

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

What happens if you mix Texas with Hawaii? You'd probably get a remote island paradise that looks a lot like Guam: an island with a rich cultu...

Hawaii, Alaska And Territories Team Up Against The Jones Act

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law pa...

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

What About Those Brown Tree Snakes

Ko Im | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Ko Im

Parachute journalism -- a reporter lands in an unknown world and has to quickly assess the situation. These days, it can also happen on the phone, ove...

U.S. Military Drops Christmas Cheer Over Remote Islands

Posted 12.09.2013 | Good News

This week, hundreds of pallets of toys and holiday decorations will gently drift like snowflakes over some of the most remote Micronesian islands. ...

Furry 'Assassins' Once Again Dropped Over Snake-Infested Island

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Mice away! As part of a plan to eradicate brown tree snakes, mice were dropped on Guam this week to provide a poisoned snack for the invasive speci...

I Got Eyelid Surgery -- And I Don't Regret It

Ko Im | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Ko Im

This doesn't mean I hate my culture; it's more that I am a product of the societal pressures it placed on my generation.

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death - Part 1: In the Trenches on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Wherever you go in the Pacific, you can follow the swirl of humankind's passion for war, from rusting tanks and guns to monuments and markers in tranquil valleys, to the peaceful green lawns of manicured cemeteries

Jungle Beat: Snakes on Planes Threaten Hawaii

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Hawaii is often called the "endangered species capital of the world" because we have more plants and animals that are in danger of extinction than any other place on Earth. More than one-third of all the threatened and endangered birds in the United States are found only in Hawaii.

Moving Beyond Health Reform Toward Health Equity

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

With implementation of the Affordable Care Act in full swing, the focus has shifted from questioning its constitutionality to how well the law will live up to its promises.

On Guam, Islanders Skeptical Of NKorea's Threats

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

HAGATNA, Guam — C.J. Urquico has lived on Guam for 19 years so he's used to a military backdrop to everyday life. Navy ships visit, Air Force je...

U.S. Sends Missile Shield To Guam After NKorea Threat

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

The United States is to deploy a THAAD missile defense battery to defend its bases on the Pacific island of Guam, the Pentagon said Wednesday followin...

Friday Talking Points -- So What Would You Cut Instead?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All week long, administration officials have been making a strong case that if the sequester happens, there will indeed be consequences that the country will face, and so far they've been doing an excellent job at making that case.