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The village of Aoloau is looking like the North Pole this Holiday Season – as the steep hill going up has beautifully decorated Christmas trees lined up on the side of the road. According to one of the villagers who spoke to Samoa News last Saturday evening, the village community effort was led by...
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Samoa News congratulates the first woman born and raised in Apia, Samoa to be sworn in to the Hawai’i State Bar and the United States District Court. Saisamoa F. Grey Price is now Law Clerk to the Honorable Fa'auuga L. To'oto'o, Judge in the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawai’i. Her swearing...
  Seiuli Dwayne and Simone Johnson. [Samoa Observer]
Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has been selected as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. The announcement has been made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna.  “As we...
Samoan military families stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia are proud of their kids who recently won the Fort Belvoir Soccer Championship. Head coach for the 12U Fort Belvoir Sharks, Joseph Lei-Sam said, “I'm extremely proud of our Samoan kids, who make up about half of our team." Samoan kids on...
A look at the team that will be representing American Samoa at the 2-day Tri-Nation Championship in independent Samoa later this week. The event is part of the preparations for the Pacific Mini Games set to be held in Vanuatu next month. [photo: AF]
A team of four local boxers from the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) departed the territory last Saturday for Samoa. They will be representing American Samoa during the two-day Tri-Nation Boxing Championship to be held Nov. 9-10 at the Tuana’imato Sports Complex. The event serves...

Pvt 2 Bishop, So'oula & Tony Bishop o lo'o tautua nei i le US Army. Ua fa'au'u le BCT a So'oula mai Fort Sill lea ua to'ai taunu'u i Fort Sam, Houston Texas e tau'avea ai lana AIT. ony Bishop ua toe fa'aauau lana tiute i Kansas City. [ata foa'i]
AU USO "BISHOP BROTHERS" TAUTUA I LE US ARMY   Ua mae'a ona fa'au'u mai le taumafaiga a le ali'i talavou o So'oula Sione Bishop o Aunu'u, Alofau & Fasito'outa i lana ulua'i koleniga fa'apitoa mo le US Army, lea sa auai atu ai mo le tolu masina i Fort Sill, Oaklahoma.   Peita'i, o le fa'aiuga o...
Washington State defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale (90) stands on the field during the second half of a September 2016 game against Idaho in Pullman. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
PULLMAN, Washington — The late Pac-12 kickoffs that have become a major point contention among the conference’s coaches, players and fans aren’t all that burdensome for the families of Washington State Rush linebacker Frankie Luvu and defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale. “Pac-12 After Dark” might as...
Former faipule and local businessman Galumalemana William Satele, 74, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13th in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His final funeral services are set for tomorrow in Vailoatai.  [photo: courtesy]
Final funeral services for former lawmaker and businessman Galumalemana William "Bill" Guthrie Satele will be held tomorrow at the Vailoatai CCCAS. The longtime government servant passed away on Oct. 13th at Tripler Army Medical Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 74. "Our father will always be...
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim #66 of the Washington Huskies moves on the field during the Apple Cup game against the Washington State Cougars on November 28, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images via Huskies Football)
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...
The 13th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival ended Sunday, Oct. 29 with the usual awards ceremony. Pictured is former Miss American Samoa, Antonina Lilomaiava, who won the award for Best Malu this year. Congratulations to Tufuga Li'aifaiva Imo Levi of Apia, Samoa. Samoa News has been a core sponsor of Tisa’s Tattoo Festival since its inception, and once again welcomed this year’s festival participants. [courtesy photo]
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...

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