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U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — An American Samoan man, who was arrested in the territory last year and taken to Hawai’i by federal agents to face federal drug charges, has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, while another drug case against him has been dismissed. Alapati Vaivai is one of 14 defendants...
Elisapeta T. Alaimaleata being interviewed bySoloali'i Fa'alepo
Honolulu, HAWAII — For the first time in Hawaii, census information was broadcasted in Samoan. Soloali’i Fa’alepo, the director of the American Samoa Government office in HawaiIi and KNDI Radio 1270 AM programnews anchor, recognized the importance of reaching elderly Samoan community members by...
O se va'aiga i le au ta'a'alo a le JPS mai Hawaii ua tatou talimalo ai nei, ma o lo'o alaala i latou i le DYWA i Pago Pago ae sei fa'atautaia le latou polokalama na masi'i mai ai e faatino. Se tala atoatoa o lea faigamalaga i se aso lata mai. [ata: foa'i]
NSHSS logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), earlier this month, a daughter of American Samoa was recognized for superior academic achievement. Melelene T. Matautia, a student at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, has been selected as a member of the NSHSS,...
Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi are led out of the courtroom after the jury delivered its verdict Tuesday
Kealakekua, HAWAII — The jury returned its verdict Tuesday in the trial against Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, who were each charged with attempted murder in the Sept. 17, 2018, beating of hotel security guard John Kanui. The nine-woman, three-man jury found Samoa and...
Wesley Samoa, left, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi leaving the courtroom
Kealakekua. HAWAII — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case of an attempted murder of a hotel security guard. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, accused of attacking Kona Seaside Hotel security guard John Kanui on Sept. 17, wrapped up with closing arguments...
Opulicious Poke
Las Vegas, NV — Imports from Samoa and Hawaii debut in Las Vegas this summer, bringing a wide selection of poke choices, plate lunches, and Samoan favorites. Located inside a small strip mall within walking distance from Pokai Bay Beach, the 4-year-old Aloha Poke will be known as Opulicious Poke...
Surveillance video captured the brutal beating
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — A defense attorney representing one of three individuals charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard placed the blame on the victim, calling him the aggressor and responsible for the brutal beating he endured. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi...
Septie “Joe” Tuaefe,
Puna, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) — A Big Island man accused of everything from drug offenses to strangling a woman has been arrested, but police are asking for the public’s help to keep him off the streets. Septie “Joe” Tuaefe, 28, was arrested Monday car theft, fraudulent use of a license...
Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist...

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