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Samoa News staff translation

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS SEND HUSBAND TO TCF
 
A dispute between a husband and wife over a post on social media has sent the husband to jail over the weekend for allegedly assaulting the wife. The defendant is charged with one count each of public and private peace disturbance — both misdemeanors.
 
Samoa News does not identify the husband in these types of domestic cases, which have increased in the past couple of months.
 



Fono News

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FONO TAKES ANOTHER MID SESSION RECESS
 
The Fono will be taking another mid session recess at the end of this month and return early next month to finish up the rest of the days of the current 4th regular session with the dedication of the newly renovated Samoan Guest Fale on the Fono compound.
 
According to resolutions — passed by both the Senate and House — the Fono will take a recess of one and a half weeks at the close of business this Friday, Sept. 30 and the Fono will reconvene Oct. 12.
 



Community Briefs

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HAL CHANGES PRE-SELECTION OF SEATS FOR PAGO TRAVELERS
 
Hawaiian Airlines passengers can no longer pre-select seats via the airline’s website or kiosk in its Pago Pago flights.
 
The airline’s spokesperson Ann Botticelli explained that Hawaiian regularly conducts passenger weight surveys on routes that demonstrate discrepancies in fuel consumption.
 



AP FACT CHECK: Clinton & Trump at the Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

A look at some of the claims in the debate and how they compare with the facts:

TRUMP, denying Clinton's accusation that he supported the Iraq war: "Wrong. Wrong." Later: "That is a mainstream media nonsense put out by her. I was against the war in Iraq."



Fuafua le isi malologa a le Fono Faitulafono mo le vaiaso e tasi

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E tasi le vaiaso lea ua fuafua le Fono Faitulafono e faia ai sana malologa puupuu, ona toe fa’aauauina loa lea o ana galuega mo le fa’amae’aina o aso fa’atulagaina o lana tauaofiaga mulimuli mo lenei nofoaiga lona 34.
 
I le iugafono malilie fa’atasi a le maota o sui lea na pasia i le taeao aanafi, o lo o taua ai le tatau lea ona faia se malologa a maota e lua mo le umi e tasi le vaiaso.
 



Tala otooto mai le Fa’amasinoga

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TOFU FALEPUIPUI VEVESI AMATA MAI I LE ‘FACEBOOK’
 
Na fa’ai’u i le toese i Tafuna se vevesi na tula’i mai i le va o se ulugali’i i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei, ma mafua ai loa ona molia e le malo le Tama o le aiga i moliaga mama e lua o le fa’atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele, atoa ai ma lona save’uina lea o le filemu i totonu o lona aiga.
 



E LE O OE O SE SULI MONI - Vaega IX

Na vaaia e le tamaloa o Meki le to’a o le teineititi o Ianete i le taimi na la talanoa ai, o lana gagana ma le auala sa ia feso’ota’i atu ai ia te ia, na iloa gofie ai o ia o se teineititi e fa’aaloalo i soo se tagata. Na oomi e Ianeta le logo o loo i pipi’i i le fasitepu pito i lalo o le fale, a o tu le tamaloa o Meki ma vaavaai i ai, e le i umi ae fa’alogoina se leo o fa’apea mai, “O le a se mea e te mana’o i ai lou teineitiiti pologa”.



Court Report

Samoa News staff translation

MELVIN ETEUATI
 
The government has charged a young man with two felony counts after he allegedly forced entry into a home in Atu’u, along with a juvenile and stole the homeowner’s belongings, including cash.
 



Gov. Lolo says American Samoa needs a voice in regional matters

Pacific Islands Forum membership an avenue
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says American Samoa has an invitation to become a member of the Pacific Islands Forum assembly and the Attorney General has been directed to prepare a briefing for submission to the US State Department on the importance that American Samoa maintain a close relationship with its Pacific Island neighbors.
 



Governor looking at appointing Task Force to assess education challenges

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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is looking at appointing a task force to assess and make recommendations as to how best to address some of the “education challenges” in the public school system faced by American Samoa.
 
The governor made the revelation at last week’s cabinet meeting held at the Agriculture Department conference room, where he told cabinet directors that “education is always a challenge, [and] it’s an everyday challenge.”
 



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