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All treats and no tricks at KS Mart Halloween contest

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The scariest ghouls and prettiest fairies will be out and about next week Friday, when the territory’s residents—both young and old— celebrate the one day of the year when it is okay to dress up as any character, whether cute or horrific.
 



Arts Fiafia underway at the Hayden Museum

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Local artists will be showing off their creations this week during the “Arts Fiafia” program, hosted by the American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture and Humanities to celebrate various Samoan culture forms and arts.
 
The week-long celebration kicked off yesterday and will conclude this Friday.
 



Local girl flies high as commercial pilot

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Laura Faamoe Ale-Englebrecht recently completed a two-week electronic training course, following a month of formal training in full flight simulators covering normal emergencies including engine failures, in-flight fires, four exams, and six-day trips to ensure her overall readiness to carry passengers on Delta Airlines’ new 330 Airbus.
 
Ale-Englebrecht is the daughter of the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) Director Tifi Ale and Mrs. Fujiyama Nomura Ale of Leloaloa.
 



Two selected for Emerging Pacific Leaders

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The Emerging Pacific Leaders' Dialogue (EPLD) 2014 is a one of a kind event held every four years that aims to strengthen the capacity of the Pacific region's future leaders. It seeks to manage Pacific challenges collaboratively, positively and creatively by promoting a culture of leadership across the Pacific region that is aligned with democratic values and good governance, while developing participants’ leadership skills and broadening their horizons.
 



Cool Stuff: Aussie Jarryd Hayne, NRL

My niece Monique Salofa always asks for my approved list of nice guys.  In the middle of Hurricane Ana, the class act, Jarryd Hayne pops out of the middle of the drama enroute to achieve his NFL American Gridiron football dreams.
 



Tradewinds hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Bash

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It’s that time of year again. Come one, come all! This Halloween, whether you dress up as a ghoul, a princess, a beast, a pirate, or a cheerleader, the management and staff of the Tradewinds Hotel in Ottoville will welcome you with open arms during their Halloween Night Bash that promises to be a “thrillin’ evening of chillin’ fun and spooky laughter.”
 



Our sons & daughters in the Armed Forces

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Sgt. 1st Class Ghayle Kaleopa-Lynn, a native of American Samoa is the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of overseeing operations at the Supply Support Activity (SSA) point for Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan where they are in the process of closing it down and transitioning to a Forward Issue Turn-In Point (FITIP). 
 
She is a member the 533rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the 4th SBDE. She is the only Wrangler Soldier working at the site with civilian contractors.
 



Hawaii surfing, swimming and driving through the storm

Lifeguards have done three dozen rescues on the southern shore of Oahu alone as Hurricane Ana passes the islands to the south.

Ocean safety officials told HNN's Ramsay Wharton there were three rescues at Makapu'u Point, the far eastern point of Oahu, eight rescues at often treacherous Sandy Beach near Hawaii Kai, and 24 rescues in Waikiki.

Lifeguards also took an estimated 80 preventative actions at Makapu'u, 80 at Sandy Beach, and more than 500 in Waikiki. This refers to warning swimmers or surfers against going out in the water.



Flash flood watch on all Hawaii Is

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has expanded the Flash Flood Watch to include Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau and Oahu until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rainfall amounts from Hurricane Ana of 3 to 6 inches with locally up to 8 inches. In addition to possible flash flooding, excessive runoff may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain.

Hurricane Ana will continue to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Big Island today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms area also expected to affect the remainder of the area through the day Sunday.



Voyaging canoes leave for Tonga and New Zealand

After waiting nearly a week for the right weather to sail, crews aboard the Hokule'a and Hikianalia left the Samoan Islands on Thursday and launched the fourth leg of the Hawaii-based canoes' around-the-world journey.

The two canoes departed Pago Pago Harbor after a lengthy local outreach campaign during which crews visited some 1,700 students across American Samoa, according to Polynesian Voyaging Society officials.



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