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Former Washington Huskies defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim has died at the age of 30.  Washington's football program shared its condolences, along with video of him during his collegiate career, while announcing his death Monday: Te'o-Nesheim played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010...
ALEGA BEACH— What a weekend! Rain or shine, the 13th annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival ended with a big bang and downpour to the delight of fest goers who experienced the wild side of Alega village — stormy weather. Nature knows when to shine, and this weekend was the ultimate experience for all of us...
She needs no introduction to the annual Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival — Edwina Thorne is a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, arranger, owner/operator of Gazelle Music Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand offering a 16-track recording facility in Auckland. Edwina holds the record as the festivals' regular...
Shaun Nua can be gruff, tough and demanding out on the practice field. At 6-foot-5 and almost 300 pounds, Navy’s defensive line coach can be downright intimidating. During the most recent episode of Showtime’s “A Season With,” there was a scene in which Nua – hunched over, hands on knees, hat...
The film, “One Thousand Ropes”, is set to debut in American Samoa at the Fatu-O-Aiga Hall, in Tafuna, Thursday, Oct. 26 & Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. From the Writer and Director of The Orator - O Le Tulafale – Tusi Tamasese, “One Thousand Ropes” is a story of a father reconnecting with his...
Veteran nose tackle Domata Peko Sr. has been both a passionate and positive force for the Broncos' defense. We caught up with him to ask him about his path to professional football and his youth growing up in American Samoa. Ben Swanson: I saw that you grew up in American Samoa. When did you move...
ALEGA, AS — Are you ready? It’s getting closer. Preparations for the 13th Annual Tattoo Festival are well underway to celebrate the Tatau art this year with new designs and exciting ink by renowned local tattoo artists. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the beach for the October festival...
The Government of Samoa received a check for sales of Samoan breadfruit cultivar as the result of a landmark benefit-sharing agreement between the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, (NTBG) and the Samoan government, entered into eight years ago. The announcement was made by the Chief Executive...
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Class of 2018 this week. Five Inductees were selected from a list of 18 Finalists. This year’s inductees include Herman Clark (Hawaiian ancestry), Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Tongan Ancestry), Manu Tuiasosopo (Samoan ancestry) and Kimo von Oelhoffen (Hawaiian...
The leadership role of women and their resilience in forging ahead despite difficult circumstances has been celebrated in this year's Stars of Oceania awards hosted by American Samoa. Eight of the 13 recipients of the awards, sponsored by the University of Hawaii's Pacific Business Center, were...

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