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Leai se fa’aiuga maota sui palota pili sii ai alauni Fono

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Ua talia e le Ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o le Paketi a le maota o sui, le afioga i le ali’i faipule ia Timusa Tini Lam Yuen se fautuaga sa tu’uina atu e “sui o le latou itu”, ina ia taoto pea i le komiti pili tupe sa manatu le fono e aofia i mataupu o le fono fa’apitoa a le kovana o lo o nofoia nei seia i ai se aso, aemaise lava i le pili e fa’aopoopo ai le ta’i $10,000 i alauni a senatoa ma faipule, e pei ona ia taua i se fa’atalatalanoaga ma le Samoa News ananafi.
 



Eni expected to be among candidates at ASCC forum

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Congressman Faleomavaega Eni is returning to the territory by the end of this week in preparation for the Nov. 4 general election, while Congress is in recess for mid-term elections across the country. He is expected to attend the Oct. 23 Congressional Forum organized by the American Samoa Community College Student Government Association, which has invited all nine candidates to take part.
 



ASCC to host Congressional Forum next week Thursday

The nine candidates in the running for American Samoa’s congressional seat have been invited by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to participate in a Congressional Forum that will take place on Thursday, October 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the College’s Gymnasium. Although the candidates will only address questions from ASCC students during the question-and-answer portion of the forum, the public is still welcome to attend and observe.
 



Fa’aulu suiga tulafono i sponsor pisinisi mo tagata mai fafo

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Ua i luma nei o le Fono Fa’apitoa a le ali’i kovana o lo o nofoia nei, se pili mo se suiga i le tulafono e mafai ai ona sponsor e kamupani faipisinisi tagata mai fafo, ina ia faia ai se teuteuga i le tulafono o lo o i ai nei ma aveesea ai le fa’aletonu o lo o maitauina i le tulafono lenei, i le le manino lea o le aumaia e pisinisi o tagata mai fafo e galulue i totonu o pisinisi.
 



DOC hires former ASTCA CEO to work on development

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The commerce department has hired former American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority chief executive officer Moefa'auo Bill Emmsley to work with Mike McDonald and Vui Robert Tuala, on implementation of economic development initiatives for the territory.
 



Gov’t looking to buy Samoa Sports building for offices

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The Lolo and Lemanu Administration is looking at purchasing the Samoa Sports 3-story building, located across from Port Administration, in Fagatogo, for the local Medicaid office, according to Medicaid Director Sandra King Young. She told Samoa News they are waiting for the appraisal in order for the governor to make a determination whether or not to buy the building.
 



Mafai ona fesoasoani tagata Manu’a fa’aleleia auala femalagaaiga

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A o tau fa’amalamalama ai e le sui o le Kamupani Va’alele o le Inter Island Airways ia Aleki Sene Jr i luma o le maota o sui i le vaiaso na te’a nei, tulaga fa’aletonu o lo o feagai ma le latou kamupani va’alele ua mafua ai ona umi le taimi e le o toe lelei le latou va’alele i Manu’a, na taua ai e faipule mai Manu’a le mafai ona ofo atu e tagatanu’u o Manu’a se fesoasoani ina ia fa’aleleia ai tulaga o femalagaaiga i le va o Manu’a ma Tutuila.
 



Group investigating ‘stateless persons’ funds report on Am Samoa’s nationality issue

Members of the small American Samoan community are in a legal fight for new recognition.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Taffy-lei T. Maene had been in her new job at the Washington Department of Licensing for more than a year when officials began re-verifying workers’ immigration status in 2012.

The officials flipped through her passport and looked in the back, where the following was written: “The bearer of this passport is a United States national and not a United States citizen.”

An administrator fired her on the spot. Under Department of Licensing regulations, only US citizens could work there.

“I was so embarrassed — I was crying,” Maene recalled recently.



Ex-guard, inmate convicted in Hawaii “USO” gang trial

HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.
 



Treaty Chiefs believed citizenship was a given

Attorney says Address the history of Citizenship Claue
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American Samoan nationals who are plaintiffs in a suit against the federal government over the Citizenship Clause of the U.S. Constitution, have argued that the defendants have failed to “address the history and context of the Citizenship Clause” and reaffirmed that American Samoans are not “aliens” of the U.S. but are proud Americans.
 



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