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Tony and Jack Thompson
Pullman, WASHINGTON — THE TRAILER is out. Legendary Washington State quarterback Jack Thompson and his son, former WSU tight end Tony Thompson, released the trailer for the first week of @PapaThrowsPicks coming this Cougar football season and it’s apparent the feature on Twitter will be must-see...
 Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii
Kansas City, MISSOURI — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was charged Monday in federal court for possession of illegal firearms. Federal prosecutors charged Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii, 40, of Independence with three counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms....
Dancers at Turtle and Shark location in Vaitogi, American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This month marks one year since Pacific Island Foundation officially introduced itself to American Samoa by successfully hosting the “Fa’a Samoa Music Talent Show” last year, in partnership with Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation, Bluesky, Matson and GHC Reid.  Of...
Tise Tialavea with his wife Aveiaotatoulotomolealii Ulimasao-Tialavea and their three childrenn, Martavius, Queen Victoria, and Alexander
Honolulu, HAWAII — Tise Tialavea graduated from Honolulu Community College with his Associate of Science degree in Aeronautic Maintenance Technology earlier this year in May. Despite how competitive the program was, Tialavea pushed hard and always believed that he could do anything through Christ...
The Rock and bride, Lauren Hashian
NEW YORK (AP) — With a simple “We do,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram. A photo of the movie star and Lauren Hashian was posted on the social media site. Both were wearing white, and they were standing overlooking the ocean. The post said the...
PM with Hobbs and Shaw poster
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Cabinet has approved a project to create a register of Samoans residing worldwide. According to Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, the register will record the country’s diaspora with particular focus on their achievements and contribution to Samoa’s...
Youngsters watch as palusami is prepared for the umu
O le taimi ua ofu ai luau pipi ma palusami o le umu ma ua fiafia tele le fanau e va'ai ma matau le saunia lelei o nei tausami Samoa. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Ausetalia Titimaea
Pule o le Fale Va'ai Tau a Samoa, Ausetalia Titimaea, ua ia mauaina le fa'ailoga o le tautua sili ona umi o se tasi o lo'o galue i le Ofisa Va'ai Tau i totonu o le atuvasa. Ua maua lea fa'ailoga mai le fonotaga lona lima lenei a le Pacific Meterological Meet i Samoa i lenei vaiaso. O lo'o aofia ai...
Janelle Saole
Honolulu, HAWAII — UH West Oʻahu alumna Janelle Saole remembers thinking she might be a guinea pig, but still enrolling in a barely established program called Creative Media. It was 2014 and the program held promise, but was so new that it lacked a track record. “Really, there was no credibility to...
Participants at Samoan Protestant Service's first official service
The Samoan Protestant Service at Fort Carson, Colorado, under the leadership of lay preacher Mario Lefiti and his wife Taotafa Panama Lefiti, held its first official service July 21, 2019 at Provider Chapel. Over 40 were in attendance, including active duty soldiers, reservists, retirees and their...

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