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Congresswoman Amata and the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees conduct a joint hearing for the VSO’s legislative priorities [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), in conjunction with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, held a series of joint hearings this week, regarding the budget requests of several major Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) including, the...
FHS Class of 1985 in Hawai'i attended their first class reunion at Duke's Restaurant in Waikiki when Hawai’i officially kicked off its mini reunion in November 2016. [Courtesy photo]
Forget that it has been 35 years since the graduating class of 1985 of Fagaitua High School marched onward to the world leaving the hallowed halls of the Vikings to the cycle of generations to follow. When FHS organized their current alumni association to take on the most important project ever,...
Last month, the Head Coach of the University of Hawai’i’s Football Program, Nick Rolovich was on island with one of his assistant coaches, coach Legi Suiaunoa, in a rare trip to the territory to bond and meet with the families of their two top upcoming high school prospects, who will be joining the...
Calling it a “bold” suggestion, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has suggested $50 million annually for each US territory in federal Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding, saying that the territories cannot hope to be “self-sufficient and self reliant” without federal help. Lolo, who made the comment...
For failure to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation, Fono employee Perenise Taala has been ordered by the High Court to serve the remaining 8 months of his prison term, although he is still allowed to work during government working-hours. Taala was convicted of driving while under the...
JENNIFER TOFAEONO The High Court has taken under advisement a request by Jennifer Tofaeono to travel off island to attend meetings, which is connected to her current employment with the local non-profit organization, Alliance Against Domestic Violence, which was established about seven years ago....
Students of Manu’a High School, as well as the employees of the American Samoa Power Authority who are ever so thankful for the island’s recent change to solar power.  [Courtesy photo]
When the Manu’a Islands made worldwide news with the announcement of their recent switch to solar power, the project became the perfect topic for kids to write about. Putting their thoughts and ideas on paper, and through visual presentations like photographs and videos, the goal of the Pacific...
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin in a 2012 Samoa News file photo.
A “Prayer Service” is set for late this afternoon for the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin, who is described as a “fair and honest public servant” by two top officials of Tri Marine International. The two-hour service, which is also a memorial, will honor and celebrate...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress to be mindful that small economies such as those of American Samoa and other U.S. territories “cannot afford any reduction in Medicaid” funding. Lolo made the call in his written official address distributed at...
CLAUDE MAMEA District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has ordered police officer Claude Mamea to pay $60, which is the amount of a traffic ticket, for a violator ticketed by the female officer, who then failed to file it with the District Court. The total fine covers $50 for the traffic ticket and $10 for...

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