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Fagatogo fire destroys old Asifoa building

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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Department of Public Safety’s Fire Department worked hard to try put out a huge fire at around 3a.m. at the Asifoa building in Fagatogo, located behind the ASTCA communications building. Luckily, the Fire Department contained the fire from spreading to nearby houses and businesses.

 



ASCC Phi Theta Kappa holds Fall 2016 Induction

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society held its fall 2016 induction ceremony on Thursday, September 22, welcoming 15 new members who took the oath of allegiance into the prestigious nationwide organization. Family and friends of new and existing PTK members and representatives of the ASCC administration all gathered to help celebrate this prestigious event, which was themed “Good as Gold”.
 



Tele fa’amanuiaga maua mai le Faletupe Fou

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Na manino i molimau a sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Faletupe a le Teritori o Amerika Samoa atoa ai ma sui o le pulega o le Faletupe, ina ua molimau i luma o le Komiti o le Fa’agaioiina o le malo a le Senate i le taeao ananafi, le tele o auala eseese e mafai ai ona fa’amanuiaina tagatanu’u o le atunu’u i le tautua a le Faletupe fou pe a tatala i le aso Gafua o le vaiaso fou.
 



Amata meets with VA Under-Secretary for Health

Part of ongoing talks with VA Leadership to improve services and facilities for Veterans in American Samoa
Source: Media Release, Aumua Amata's office

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Dr. David Schulkin, who serves as the Deputy Under-Secretary for the Veterans Health Administration last Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing discussion with VA leadership to see what can be done to improve the services and facilities utilized by veterans in American Samoa.
 



Study: Humans inherit murderous tendencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study.

Scientists calculated the rate at which more than 1,000 mammal species kill their own kind, and noticed how closely related species have similar rates of lethal violence. They essentially found that where a species is on evolutionary tree of life tells a lot about how violent the species is to its own kind. And we're in a rough neighborhood.



Maliu se ali’i pagota i totonu o le toese

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O le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na maliu ai se ali’i pagota a o tuli ai lona fa’asalaga i totonu o le toese i Tafuna. I le fefiloi ai o le mau ripoti e fa’atatau i le maliu o lenei ali’i pagota, na mafua ai loa ona fesiligia e le Samoa News le Komesina o Leoleo mo le fa’amaninoina o lenei mataupu.
 



Faigata ona saili se kamupani e fa’atautaia femalagaaiga....

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......mo Manu'a
 
E ui e to’atele latou te lagolagoina le tatau lea ona taoto atu i se kamupani tua le fa’atautaiga o tulaga tau femalagaaiga mo Manu’a, peita’i o le fa’afitauli numera tasi o lo o i ai, o le faigata lea ona saili o se kamupani tua latou te fa’atautaia lea tulaga, e ui o se tulaga lea na taua e le sui fa’atonusili o le Pulega o Uafu ma Taulaga, “o se tulaga lelei ma taua”.
 



Fa’aopoopo tupe fesoasoani mai le feterale mo AS

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O le fonotaga a le Kovana ma lana Kapeneta i le vaiaso nei, na manino ai le fa’aopoopo pea lea i luga o le aofa’i o tupe ua mafai ona fa’amatu’u mai e le malo feterale mo Amerika Samoa.
 
O lea tulaga na mafai ona saunoa i ai le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, lea fo’i na lagolagoina i le saunoaga a le sui o le Ofisa o le Initeria i Amerika Samoa, le faletua ia Lydia Faleafine-Nomura, lea sa ia taua i le Kapeneta le atoa i le tausaga lenei o le 25 tausaga talu ona avea o ia ma tagata faigaluega a le Initeria.



ASCC-SGA to host candidate forums

As has become customary during election season, the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will host two forums to familiarize students and the general public with the candidates running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Congressional Delegate of American Samoa. The Gubernatorial Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 4th, beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed two days later by the Congressional Forum on Thursday, October 6th at the same time. Both events will be held in the ASCC Gymnasium.
 



Siitia pea tulaga o le tautua a le LBJ mo le atunu’u

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O le fa’aopoopoina mai o ta’avale mo le vaega a le EMS, e tautua ai le atunu’u pe a gasegase, aemaise ai o le tatala aloaiaina o le potu e taunu’u i ai gasegase tigaina i le falema’i o le LBJ i le taeao ananafi, ua atagia mai ai le si’itia pea lea i luma o tulaga i le tautua atoa ai ma le auaunaga a le falema’i mo le atunu’u.
 



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