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BABY KAI’S FAMILY GRATEFUL FOR OFFERS OF HELP FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Nykki Knight, the mother of 12-week old Kaimani - Baby Kai - hospitalized in isolation at a children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon, has expressed her family’s sincere appreciation to all those who are willing “to help our little son” and she has provided additional information on her Samoan grandfather from American Samoa.
 



WIND, RAIN EASES AS TROPICAL STORM PASSES HAWAII WHERE THE SURF’S UP

HONOLULU (AP) -- As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves as wind and rain let up.

The first storm in a one-two punch bound for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm. A second system behind it also weakened and was on track to pass well north of the islands early Sunday.



VIDEO: TROPICAL STORM ISELLE PASSES SOUTH OF OAHU, CONTINUES TO WEAKEN

Hawaii island slammed with winds, rains overnight

Tropical Storm Iselle, weakened by wind shear and its passage through Hawaii island's tall volcanoes, moved south of Oahu Friday afternoon and continues to drop in wind speed.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the Wailuku River averaged 2 to 4 feet earlier this week but was as high as 17 feet Friday.



TROPICAL STORM ISELLE MADE LANDFALL ON BIG ISLAND ABOUT 2:30 AM

Flood warning up for Big Island; flood advisory posted for Maui

HONOLULU — Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on the Pahala side of the Big Island at around 2:30 a.m.
A flash flood warning has been issued for the Big Island until 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Emergency managers reported heavy rainfall over the Ka'u district in Pahala and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. A rain gauge in Pahala indicated rain rates at nearly 4-inches-per-hour. Radar showed moderate to heavy rainfall over the southeast half of the Big Island should continue for several more hours.



UPDATE: ISELLE STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES TOWARD BIG ISLAND

Hurricane warning up for Big Island; tropical storm warning posted for Oahu, Maui Co., Kauai Co.

HONOLULU — A hurricane warning has been issued for the Big Island and surrounding waters, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Maui County, Oahu and Kauai County.

A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds.



HAWAII PREPS FOR 2 HURRICANES: ISELLE APPEARS TO BE THE MORE DIRECT THREAT

(CNN) —You'll have to pardon the people of Hawaii if they are freaking out over an approaching hurricane. It's the kind of thing that rarely happens around there.

And there are two headed that way.

There's Hurricane Iselle, which looks like it will smack into the Big Island on Thursday night, and the less threatening Hurricane Julio, due a few days later.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued a hurricane warning for Hawaii County on Wednesday afternoon.



ISELLE WEAKENING; TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Big Island as weakening Hurricane Iselle continues on its path towards the Hawaiian islands. A Tropical Storm Watch is still in effect for Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Maui.



AMERICAN SAMOA’S SINGING SOLDIER TO PERFORM ON AGT NEXT WEEK SAYS MOM

And—win or lose—he will come home for a visit_
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Aoa native Paul Ieti was supposed to perform for the first time at Radio City Music Hall in the Big Apple last night for the August 4th segment of America’s Got Talent.
 
However, Paul’s mother Akenese informed Samoa News yesterday that Paul contacted her and told her that he just left Savannah, Georgia and has arrived in New York where he will be rehearsing his performance set to air next Monday, August 11.
 



PAUL'S PERFORMANCE AT RADIO CITY POSTPONED DUE TO MILITARY DUTY

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Paul Ieti's performance at Radio City Music Hall has been postponed to Aug. 11 after military obligations took precedence. Read the exclusive interview with his mother in tomorrow's issue.
 
American Samoa’s very own Paul Ieti will be performing his first musical selection at Radio City Music Hall later this month, after making the cut and beating out hundreds of other competitors for a chance to win the grand prize of $1 million on America’s Got Talent.



LOKA SE ALI’I LEOLEO MO LE 90 ASO

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O le ali’i leoleo lea na ia kikia foliga o le ali’i pagota na sola i tua mai le toese i Tafuna i le tausaga na te’a nei, ua taofia nei i le toese i Tafuna mo le 90 aso, o se tasi lea o tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia e 24 masina.
 



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