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Guam Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 Reviews of the Federated States of Proposition A, an initiative allowing Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall controlled casino gambling. Much Islands, and Nauru are not included time, energy, and money were allo- in this issue. cated to promoting the pros and cons of the proposition. Billboards appeared. Commercials ran. Editorials The many issues and events to discuss emerged. Groups sponsored forums. for the year under review include Web sites thrived. Pamphlets were privatization, the provision of health mailed (though challenged legally as care, and budgeting the island’s feder- incomplete). People debated. In the ally provided compact impact funds. end, by a vote of 17,078 votes to Perhaps the most important under- 10,724, voters in the October 2004 current was preparations for the elections soundly defeated another 2006 senatorial and gubernatorial in a long line of proposals to allow campaigns. gaming on island. Guam’s public auditor and congres- The other contentious issue of sional delegate both ran uncontested the year concerned the health of the and were easily reelected in 2004. island’s only civilian hospital, the Voters also chose to retain two Guam Memorial Hospital. Three Superior Court http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9464

Abstract

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 Reviews of the Federated States of Proposition A, an initiative allowing Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall controlled casino gambling. Much Islands, and Nauru are not included time, energy, and money were allo- in this issue. cated to promoting the pros and cons of the proposition. Billboards appeared. Commercials ran. Editorials The many issues and events to discuss emerged. Groups sponsored forums. for the year under review include Web sites thrived. Pamphlets were privatization, the provision of health mailed (though challenged legally as care, and budgeting the island’s feder- incomplete). People debated. In the ally provided compact impact funds. end, by a vote of 17,078 votes to Perhaps the most important under- 10,724, voters in the October 2004 current was preparations for the elections soundly defeated another 2006 senatorial and gubernatorial in a long line of proposals to allow campaigns. gaming on island. Guam’s public auditor and congres- The other contentious issue of sional delegate both ran uncontested the year concerned the health of the and were easily reelected in 2004. island’s only civilian hospital, the Voters also chose to retain two Guam Memorial Hospital. Three Superior Court

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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