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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal court-appointed Receiver, Mark E. Dottore responded last Friday to the USDOE’s Feb. 27th letter, terminating financial aid for Argosy students. Dottore first expressed his “sincere disappointment” that USDOE “has steadfastly refused to work with me to promote the...
Congresswoman Amata with Secretary Bernhardt.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the official nomination of David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the Interior last week. “I appreciated David Bernhardt’s recent presence at the Interagency Group on Insular Areas meeting,” said Aumua Amata. “In the islands, where fishing is...
Federal District Court Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata - who are Intervenors in the citizenship lawsuit before the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah - have opposed a new motion filed by three American Samoans living in Utah, who argue that since they were born...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Hawai’i Pacific VFW commander, High Chief Igafo Maria Va’a
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata co-sponsored a veterans bill, which was introduced this week; the House passed three other bipartisan VA health bills; and she took part in a House/Senate joint hearing with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). “It was great to see one of our...
ASLA staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASLA’s Executive Director Fainu’ulelei Ala’ilima-Utu is happy to announce that he was informed about a recent letter from the Legal  Services Corporation Office of Inspector General to ASLA’s external auditor Deloitte & Touche regarding the good results of the OIG...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police brutality and inhumane treatment inside the prison walls are some of the reasons why prisoners escape from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna.These were the words from the three inmates who were convicted by the court for escaped from...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines this week rewarded more than 7,100 employees with $31 million in profit sharing and bonus payments in recognition of their exceptional performance in 2018. The amount represents more than 11-percent of Hawaiian’s adjusted net income of $274.8 million last year...
Argosy University, Hawaii campus
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaii News Now is reporting Argosy University ceased operations at campuses across the state of Hawaii Friday, abandoning hundreds of Hawaii students mid-semester. And students aren’t the only ones who will see the fallout, according to the Hawaii news site. Experts say...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were hauled off to jail following an alleged fight that was sparked by an argument over meth. Vincent Tofia Paopao and Lemasanimaleea Mapu made their initial appearances in District Court last Thursday. They are both set for pretrial conference on April 10....
Construction and repairs going on at the Fagatogo Pavillion
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo yesterday, shows that work has started on the renovation and extension of the Fagatogo Pavilion, which includes renovation work to the bathrooms. The project is overseen by the Governor’s Office and the Department of Public Works, while Commerce...

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