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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Two men were arrested by police over the weekend after allegations that they assaulted their wives while they were both under the influence of alcohol. Both men appeared in District Court on Monday for their initial appearances where they denied the charges against them....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior is moving to fill the Associate Justice position on the High Court of American Samoa, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has been informed that the federally funded position has gone out for advertisement on a federal online domain. Associate...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — A Samoan drug defendant, who is among the more than a dozen Samoans charges at federal court in Honolulu, has been sentenced to serve more than ten-years in federal prison, according to court documents. Alesana Vaimasanu’u, was among the 37 defendants who were charged in six...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following a recent visit by a team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Fa’asao Marist High School has been given “two-years accreditation, with the next visit to be in 2020,” according to Catholic Education director, Brother Christopher Popwell...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was during the second day of the trial of a school teacher who is accused of sexual abuse of a student that the government called the victim to the witness stand as their first witness. After the victim’s testimony, the government then called 3 other witnesses to the...
 Pictured: Taulapapa William Sword, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagon, and Frank Barron.
Taulapapa William Sword spoke to Republican groups from all over the mainland about the Republican Party of American Samoa’s outreach in the territory and specifically on local fisherman having to fish outside National Monuments.   Members of the RPAS attending the Republican National Committee...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of unlawful possession of drugs last year pled guilty in High Court last week during a Change of Plea hearing. Tavita Amperosa, a 39-year-old man, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, a felony...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police last Saturday night for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The defendant made his initial appearance at the District Court this week where he denied the single charge of 3rd degree assault against him. He was then released on his own...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is accused of stabbing another man with a sharp object during a fight was arrested by police last week and charged with 2nd degree assault, a class D felony and disturbing the public peace, a class B misdemeanor. Viliamu Too made his initial appearance before...
Aumua Amata meeting with VFW advocates
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate confirmation of Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Secretary Wilkie was nominated by President Trump to serve as VA Secretary during the ongoing legislative and administrative reform efforts to the...

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