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An Independent Chuuk Should Legalize Marijuana in order to survive economically.

By 2023, compact funding from the United States is scheduled to end. In a frantic effort (for most), the COFA nations and some states have employed different solutions to make up for the expected budgetary shortfall.

TFB members were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to sit with Gardenia Aisek, Legislator in the Chuuk State House of Senate representing the Southern Namoneas region. We talk extensively about the Chuuk State Online Gambling Bill - HB 14-39, the independence movement, and other developments from Chuuk State.

POLL: "What do you think about the FSM bill to have seats for women in Congress?"

A simple definition of cultural appropriation, is when someone takes something from a culture that isn't theirs...

A broad range of objects are represented in the exhibit including carved wooden figures and storyboards, intricately patterned fans, human statuary, navigation charts, and woven clothing and adornments.

"To request the Governor of the Chuuk State to step down from office pursuant to Article [X], Section 19, of the Constitution of Chuuk State 1990, for serious breach of the Constitution...

Chuuk State Court holds Governor Johnson Elimo and his attorney Johnny Meippen in contempt of Court for violating a court ordered injunction.

A bill to allow online gambling in the State of Chuuk has passed the Senate. It now awaits a House vote.

The following questions/statements were collected in a collaborative effort with TFB members and the public.

This past December, former President John Haglelgam wrote a thought-provoking Letter to the Editor in The Kaselehlie Press about the Chuuk Independence Movement. TFB Micronesia was fortunate enough to ask him some questions about the Chuuk Independence Movement (with some from the public) and more about his opinions about it.

Island students have been receiving high tech training in the design and construction of robots as the five high schools of the Yap Robo League work towards their goal of a statewide robotics competition next spring.

We continue our interview with Chuuk High School principal, Jason Reiong. In part 2 he talks about updates with the school and some future plans. He also discusses the rift between former principal Paul Hadik, vice principal Andrew Shelton and the DOE.

Chuuk High School principal Jason Reiong sits with TFB members (Charity Irons and Mae-Stephanie Narruhn) to discuss the status of CHS following the resignations of former principal Paul Hadik and vice principal Andrew Shelton.

In Hawaii, discussing race and the construction of our identities is the cultural way of life. I enjoyed participating in deep, enlightening conversations about stereotypes and race almost on a daily basis. Unavoidably though, this led to some sharing negative perceptions of other people’s identities. These negative comments, in my experience, have largely been towards Micronesians-Chuukese...


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