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

Neil Weare | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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
Cheapflights

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

Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

Imagine a hybrid of Texas and Hawaii, or a cross between Spain and Japan: A remote island paradise with a rich, indigenous heritage, a contentious and...

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.

For Gun-Shy Japanese, Guam Is Amsterdam For Assault Rifles

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

TAMUNING, Guam -- Their well-equipped arsenals offer everything from tiny revolvers (for ladies) to Berettas, Glocks, semi-automatic pistols and M16 m...

Jellyswimming With Jellyfish In Palau

Jenny Block | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Jenny Block

Palau's main draw, of course, is water. Or, more specifically, what's below the water. They boast some of the best diving in the world.

Stabbing Rampage Kills 3 People

AP | AUDREY McAVOY and OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime

-- A third person has died after being hit by a car during a rampage in Guam's tourist district that left two others dead and 11 people injured, offi...

Filmmaker Finds Bizarre Sea Life At Ocean's Deepest Spot

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2012 04:58 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet SAN FRANCISCO — The deepest place on the pl...

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.

Island's Peculiar Plan to Kill Out-Of-Control Species

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Science

Brown tree snakes in Guam have wildlife officials there seeing red. That's why the officials are air-dropping poisoned mice as a lethal treat for the ...