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Before clean up [courtesy photo]
Workers from Public Works were seen Wednesday, July 5, in knee-deep water, cleaning the drainage system that has been clogged for several months, causing stagnant water at this secondary road, fronting the Holy Family Cemetery and Hope House, as well as other nearby homes. The resident who took the...
(l-r) Chris Ausage of ASHPO, Joseph Iosefa of Off Da Rock Tattoos, Dr. Christopher Lynn, and Dr. Michaela Howells are teaming up to get local volunteers to participate in a study that could show a link between tattooing and a strong immune system. See story for full details.  [photo: BC]
A local study is looking at possible link between tattoos and a robust immune system. In other words, can tattoos make you healthier? This is a question that a current study being conducted in the territory aims to answer. Dr. Michaela Howells, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the...
ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, speaking at last Thursday’s briefing of lawmakers on upcoming proposed measures, which would hike some taxes, but repeal others as well as update the local tax code.  [photo: FS]
The Lolo Administration is proposing to amend existing tax laws, such as updating the current individual income tax table, which has remained the same since 2000, as well as repealing the 2% wage tax, while proposing new tax laws such as a 7% sales tax that will apply to “goods” but not “services...
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ROMAN FAUMUINA — A man accused of using another person’s credit card to purchase goods has been given a probative sentence. Roman Faumuina was in District Court last Friday for a sentencing hearing, after he pled guilty to misdemeanor stealing. He admitted that he used a credit card that didn’t...
Last Tuesday, July 4th, while hundreds of Samoans in the Federal Way area of Washington state were  celebrating the holiday with family and friends, cops were on the move, investigating reports of a shooting at the Club Palisades apartment complex on South Star Lake Road. According to news reports...
Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium [SN file photo]
Following a verbal request to the Fono leaders, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will address a joint session of the Legislature when lawmakers convene on Monday, July 10 for the Second Regular Session of the 35th Legislature. The governor is required by law to address a joint session of the Fono in...
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Commerce Department’s Economic Development Division (DOC-EDD) supports the removal of fishing restrictions in marine national monuments, because it — among other things — jeopardizes the sustainability of the local cannery industry and will directly impact the local economy, says Alex Zodiacal, DOC...
  Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata is seeking a second term. [Photo: Supplied/United States Congress]
American Samoa's US Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen said she is seeking an extension for the territory to spend Medicaid funding that hasn't been used. The congresswoman said this funding comes from a pool of about $US1 billion dollars set aside for the territories under the Obama...
Four representatives from different high schools in the territory left on Wednesday for the upcoming Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress that will be held in the state of West Virginia in the upcoming week. It is to be hosted in Sherpherdstown, at the National Conservation...
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The final budget for fiscal year 2018 is expected to be among the priority issues on the legislative agenda for lawmaker when the Fono convenes next week Monday, July 10th, for the Second Regular Session of the 35th Legislature —and looks to an even leaner budget — with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...

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