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Pursuant to a request made by the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency to amend the Medicaid State Plan, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an increase in the DOH Federally Qualified Health Center's (FQHC community health centers) reimbursement rate to $150 per patient...
Police are still searching for the two inmates who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. This is the second time this year inmates have escaped from confinement — and two familiar faces are in the lineup. In an interview with Police Commissioner...
The Fono will be taking a four-week mid session recess starting at the close of business today and will reconvene on Mar. 12, in order preserve legislative session days for the most efficient use, according to the Fono approved concurrent resolutions calling for the recess. Both the Senate and...
ROTARY CLUB’S 4-WAY-TEST BANQUET FOR SENIORS  Rotary Club of Pago Pago held their 1017-18 4-Way-Test Dinner for outstanding seniors from the 11 high schools across Tutuila and Manu’a this past Saturday night, Feb. 3, 2018,  Seniors from each school were nominated by their peers as the students who...
OVERNIGHT UPDATE — Tropical storm Gita began to move away from Tutuila late yesterday afternoon while a tropical storm warning remains in effect for all of American Samoa. The National Weather Service warned that heavy rainfall and runoffs may cause small streams to overflow resulting in flooding...
Tears of joy were seen in High Court yesterday afternoon when the jury delivered their verdict of “not guilty” to all four charges filed by the American Samoa government against Salend Singh, who is now a free man. A six-member jury took over two hours to deliberate on their verdict, after hearing...
THIRD ALLEGED WU THEFT AT SAME BRANCH Another former Western Union employee have been charged with stealing money from its customers. The government alleges Mavis Fusimalohi stole $1,000 from an Asian customer, while employed at the Western Union branch in Nu’uuli. The case against Fusimalohi...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata visited Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu on Monday where veterans from American Samoa often seek health services that are not available to them through the VA locally in American Samoa. The Congresswoman spoke with Jennifer Gutowski, Director of...
Around 3p.m. today, Thursday, the National Weather Service in Tafuna issued a Tropical Storm Watch for American Samoa, as Tropical Disturbance 07F was upgraded to Tropical Storm 07F - which is “intensifying and slow moving” towards the Samoan islands. By tomorrow morning, Friday, the storm will “...
The Coast Guard, port partners and local authorities are responding the grounding of the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 about 300 yards off Leone Bay, Wednesday. Coast Guard responders are en route to American Samoa from Honolulu expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon via an HC...

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