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Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis

The U.S. has also named negotiators for the treaties with three Pacific nations that officials say are critical to American national security interests.

Guam Residents Compensated For World War II Atrocities Decades Later Anita Hofschneider for AP

Guam Residents Compensated For World War II Atrocities Decades Later

About 3,000 islanders are expected to get payments ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for their suffering at the hands of Japan during World War II.

How A Nuclear Waste Site 2,800 Miles Away Became A Hawaii Priority Tamara Greenstone Alefaio

How A Nuclear Waste Site 2,800 Miles Away Became A Hawaii Priority

The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is cracked and in danger of spilling its radioactive contents into the Pacific Ocean.

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

Some want the Trump administration to act with more urgency in renegotiating existing treaties, which provide critical support to the tiny island nations.

Rep. Case Demands Hawaii Be Paid Millions More For COFA Costs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Rep. Case Demands Hawaii Be Paid Millions More For COFA Costs

If not, the congressman says renewal of the U.S treaties with three Micronesian nations may be at risk.

Feds Need To Investigate Hawaii Lawyer Involved In Marshallese Adoptions Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Feds Need To Investigate Hawaii Lawyer Involved In Marshallese Adoptions

Honolulu attorney Laurie Loomis is under scrutiny from professional regulators, but a broader inquiry by federal and state law enforcement agencies is warranted.

Hawaii Disciplinary Counsel To Investigate Lawyer Who Ran Marshallese Baby Business Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Hawaii Disciplinary Counsel To Investigate Lawyer Who Ran Marshallese Baby Business

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel said a Civil Beat story triggered the investigation into attorney Laurie Loomis.

This Honolulu Lawyer Has Run A Marshallese Baby Business With Impunity Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

This Honolulu Lawyer Has Run A Marshallese Baby Business With Impunity

Laurie Loomis’ operation, including flying women from the Marshall Islands for adoptions, resembles that of a recently indicted Arizona lawyer, but thus far she has faced no consequences.

Chad Blair: Is SpongeBob SquarePants More Than Just Nautical Nonsense? Flickr: Owen Prior

Chad Blair: Is SpongeBob SquarePants More Than Just Nautical Nonsense?

Personally, I think it’s just a cartoon. But a research paper connects Bikini Bottom to the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests.